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Wildcard Wednesday

As suggested last week by Lynn, I am going with Wildcard Wednesdays for the summer. It might be a photo, an inspirational quote, something that doesn’t fit in any of my other daily categories, or I might just skip posting completely. Today, it’s a poem that beautifully captures the way I feel about the month of June.

More Than Enough


The first lily of June opens its red mouth.
All over the sand road where we walk
multiflora rose climbs trees cascading
white or pink blossoms, simple, intense
the scene drifting like colored mist.

The arrowhead is spreading its creamy
clumps of flower and the blackberries
are blooming in the thickets. Season of
joy for the bee. The green will never
again be so green, so purely and lushly

new, grass lifting its wheaty seedheads
into the wind. Rich fresh wine
of June, we stagger into you smeared
with pollen, overcome as the turtle
laying her eggs in roadside sand.

Source: Colors Passing Through Us (Alfred A. Knopf, 2003)

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Wildcard Wednesday is a GREAT addition to your blogging roster, Carole! And any day is a good day for poetry. Happy Wednesday. Happy June!

  2. What an evocative poem! I’m sitting in my living room but can almost see the lilies, multiflora roses, and turtle eggs. Thanks for sharing!

  3. We may not have the turtles, but I can see everything else in this poem so vividly reflected in the yards and gardens around me right now. Everything is just exploding in growth and I love it (though maybe not the pollen!).

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