Friday, July 28, 2006

Tended



Like a lover
Who comes
Late in life
Midsummer
Rouses
In my garden
Latent treasure
And elicits
In rich measure
Fiery blossoms,
Fervid pleasure

-merci



11 comments:

pissed off patricia said...

Beautiful picture and even more beautiful words. It was a pleasure to visit your site this morning.

MissMagnoliaThunderpussy said...

One Perfect Rose

A single flow'r he sent me, since we met.
All tenderly his messenger he chose;
Deep-hearted, pure, with scented dew still wet --
One perfect rose.

I knew the language of the floweret:
`My fragile leaves,' it said, `his heart enclose'.
Love long has taken for his amulet
One perfect rose.

Why is it no one ever sent me yet
One perfect limousine, do you suppose?
Ah no, it's always just my luck to get
One perfect rose.

Merci said...

pissed off patricia-
Thank you! My tiger lilies really are beautiful right now, and inpirational, too.

Miss Magnolia-
Thank you for starting my day with laughter yet again!

Merci said...

Make that inspirational, of course...

joey b said...

Merci-totally unrelated to your post, which was excellent, but thought you might enjoy this, especially the ice chocolate portion. Was does it always revolve around food? http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/entertainment/15076964.htm

PaxRomano said...

lovely verse, Merci.

Merci said...

Thanks, Pax.

Frank said...

Beautifully said, Merci. "Like a lover/ who comes/ late in life/" Yum.

Merci said...

Ahem, I guess I should have said "arrives." A bit naive of me, n'est-ce pas? Excusez-moi...

Frank said...

No....I didn't mean that at all...I liked the compressed language of poetry, and that was very well said. I wasn't trying to be a juvenile boy...too old for that now. LOL.

Merci said...

Frank-
I'm glad! I was afraid I sounded too, ummmm, provocative, which wasn't my intention.