Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Poetry Wednesday

I wrote this poem this year in the summer heat.  The Queen Anne's lace shot up above anything else that managed to grow in this drought. It reminded me of a young girl.

Like an awkward adolescent, 
the queen anne's lace 
grows unnaturally tall,
lean and lanky, 
in the summer heat 
and does not realize
how beautiful she really is.

The picture is Innocent Wedding by Jean Eugene Buland.


Michele said...

absolutely superb! i just love your poetry!

Dymphna said...

Thanks! I was just thinking about you, Michele. Hope things are looking up for you.

Anonymous said...

How true! What is it about adolescence that makes it such an awkward time? Is it just the hormones?


Keep up the beautiful poetry.


Dymphna said...

I know! Youth is wasted on the young...

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