Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Siesta Beneath the Clouds


A honeybee flits among a grove of trees
carelessly and free         from oak to elm
the trail it leaves behind a steady stream
of white. Close by, a bear sits on stump,
its arms wide open as if to hug the next
one willing. You grab my hand, stroke
my skin and tell me that you love me as
I roll over in the grass and kiss your lips.

~

Prompt Inspiration:
Poetry Jam~ Look to the Clouds

27 comments:

Vandana Sharma said...

so sweet:)

Susan said...

A day, a moment, to remember.

Brian Miller said...

oo la...some nice romance....ha...i like the bear ready for a hug...a deadly one for sure but...ha...

i wonder at your choice to block style this as opposed to giving it room to breathe...

Karen S. said...

Sounds like one of those perfect days!

Mary said...

This is lovely, Laurie. I like the images and the romance!! Smiles.

Mystic_Mom said...

The block form holds it all in, tight like an embrace, but you see so much outside of it. There is a tension there that I like.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Sigh. I love this - I think you made the poor old bear lonely!

Sumana Roy said...

Aww...this is so sweet...

Gabriella said...

Very nice and romantic kind of siesta!

Robyn Greenhouse said...

so sweet…too bad we don't have siestas as part of our everyday!

sabrabowers said...

Enjoyed. I want a siesta now. :-)

alan1704 said...

Beautiful. Almost too perfect, moments to cherish and adore.

Mark Griffin said...

That there is sweetness. Lovely work.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

love the scene, the action and the clock formatting, as if it's a discrete (discreet) memory. Bee-you-tea-full!

Peggy said...

Love the peaceful satisfaction of this scene. Wonderful to read.

The Unknowngnome said...

Great imagery and romance, a delicate piece. It flows so well. Lovely.

Myrna R. said...

Aw. What a romantic scene. I like it all, except don't know if I want a bear that close.

Helen said...

Enjoyed the sweetness, the free floating feel of your poem, Laurie.

artbyrae said...

Kisses in the grass under the blue sky and clouds are the best

Brandee Shafer said...

I don't know that, with a bear nearby, I'd be relaxed enough for a kiss :)

howanxious said...

Beautiful and tender... the setting and the love.

Susan Lindquist said...

Oh what a nice interlude of cloud gazing and romance ... this has such a nice relaxed feel to it, Laurie!

Wendy Bourke said...

Lyrical and serene – with a lovely, intricate, and very skillful rhyme/near-rhyme cadence to it that builds and then slows towards the last – very special – line. I liked this piece a lot.

Judy Roney said...

Wow! Such peace and love in this poem, Laurie. Love it!

ND Mitchell said...

Wonderful idyllic poem. Lifted my spirits!

Nicholas V said...

Lovely pastoral feel to this and a little tongue-in-cheek too!

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

A nice poem that I enjoyed reading.

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.