Saturday, July 13, 2013

Soggy Time

Everything is a penetrating, powerful, green.
Intense, it almost burns the eyes
With knife-edge charm.
Thousands of greens pulsating with threatening rhythm
Like a giant breathing beast.
It is has rained for three weeks.
Inches and ounces and quarts and gallons
Washing away all sins.

Strange forms emerge in the lawn
Providing shelter to tiny insects.

Everything is waiting, tired of waiting, for the sun
and surrenders to let its freak flags fly.

Even the sunsets are ominous
Like a smokey, choking moisture veil
Hiding the end of the day
And smothering the sun.

Heading across the bridge
At the end of the day
Challenges our spirits.
But soon we will be rewarded 
with our usual July Sauna.


Brian Miller said...

wow that is a rather freaky sunset...interesting color..i love little toadtools...we were looking at the tiniest ones when we were out for the fireworks...the lichen as well, nature is just cool...ha

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

I really like the photos of shrooms growing in the grass. There must be little fairies dancing about somewhere, celebrating all that green.

ellen abbott said...

beautiful picture of the mushroom. we are so dry here it seems impossible to water enough. it rained yesterday in town, stopped short of us by about a half mile. close, but no cigar.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Love the photos and your words too!
Very well written.
Have a good weekend.

messymimi said...

Rain can bring so much good and so much bad -- like fire.

Beautiful pics, and your words, too.

Red said...

I like your descriptive poetry that goes along with great photos. I think it would be very lush in your area.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Images ate beautiful
and that same day after day rain
was in my area - think it has left.

Mage said...


Scriptor Senex said...

So well matched - the pictures and the poetry. And I loved the little sheltering insect.

SueAnn Lommler said...

Your words describe beautifully what is going on in your part of the country.
Love the pics

Celia said...

Charming mushrooms pictures. Looks like a little fairy swimming pool. Or dragonflies maybe.

Bob Bushell said...

What a journey, from your garden on to bridge, fantastic photos.

Pauline said...

Neat post - love the freak flags flying and the toadstool bug bath!

Dave King said...

Beautifully written, the text is a triumph, would stand alongside any poem, I'm thinking. And the images aint arf good too!

Kay said...

Your poetry is so beautiful and your photos bring it all to life even more. Have a wonderful week.

Kat said...

Beautiful! Beautiful words and beautiful pictures.
I just LOVE the photo of the mushroom looking like a bird bath.

And that yard of yours! WOW!
Kindly send some of that rain this way, please. :)