Monday, 28 May 2012


My garden in early summer.

Sit on the wooden seat
enjoy life around.

Surrounded by flowers
shrubs boldly bloom
azaleas purple, pink, white
rosemary's delicate flower.

Honeysuckle perfumes
pervade my garden
hedgerow now green
stitchwort cascade.

Bumble bees eden
sounds in the air
activity surrounds
glorious world.

Air growing chill
light fades into dusk
swallows are feeding
swooping dancing.

Goldfinches feeding
moths begin to appear
quietening garden
bat flits then another.

Tawny owl hoots
so nearly dark
crescent moon shining
air is so still.

Time to retreat
from my elysian garden.






31 comments:

Jeneane said...

What a lovely evocation of a summer evening. Here, the autumn leaves are Klimt-gold, that crescent moon, silver in an unusual night sky - bright star-studded above while lightening flickers from clouded horizon. But as I write, I can hear that the stormy rain has arrived!

the cuby poet said...

Jeneane: There was too much really for one poem, it may reappear in another form soon. Thanks for your thoughts.

Ola said...

let me sit there with you just for a while and enjoy the beauty of the nature!


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eileeninmd said...

Cuby, your poem is delightful. I can picture sitting in the garden surrounded by flowers and the sweet smell of honeysuckle. I hope you have a lovely week ahead.

Jenny said...

I picture you out in the garden in the late afternoon when there is still enough sun for the bumblebees, and then as you sit, the sun falls and evening begins. I think the poem has a good sense of passage of time as well as lots of atmosphere. It captures many of the senses.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I like bumble bees eden!

the cuby poet said...

Ola: please join me to sit in my garden.

the cuby poet said...

eileeninmd: I am so pleased you have a picture of my beautiful little garden.

the cuby poet said...

Jenny: I think from your comments that you were able to visualise and share the time in my garden. I feel pleased about this.

Mitchell is Moving said...

Sounds idyllic and I'm so glad you're warm again and blooming again!

Simone de Klerk said...

Bats scare me, but they fit perfectly into this poem! Such peacefulness and beauty!

CherryPie said...

It sounds so perfect. Can I come and sit and rest a while with you?

the cuby poet said...

Mitchell is moving: I am blooming and basking in this thing called sunshine.

the cuby poet said...

Simone de Clerk: I am so pleased you could feel the beauty in these words.

the cuby poet said...

CherryPie: Please enter mm garden quietly and come and share the peace.

the cuby poet said...

Lisa at Two Bears farm: I am so happy to see bumble bees enjoying my flowers. These words said it all forr me very pleased you like them.

Jim said...

Glorious! Who would want to leave? What would we do without our gardens, maybe visit other ones.....

the cuby poet said...

Jim: I have a little but rather delightful garden even more lovely when the sun shines. On the day I wrote about it was doing just that.

Viola said...

Gorgeous poem of yours! :) I think I rather would sit down by you on the wooden seat and watch all the beauty and the glory! :)

Lovely weekend to you! :)

Doris said...

I wish I was there with you. I miss the comfort and delicacy of cottage gardens. I can almost smell the perfume.

Al said...

What a great feeling this poem gives me. I'd like to go and sit in my yard now, but there's a huge thunderstorm moving in!

Roy said...

Love this Claire, so idyllic, it puts you right there sitting in the garden.

Crafty Green Poet said...

gardens are particularly pleasant at this time of year!

upwoods said...

Your garden sounds most beautiful! And your words make us hear the bees and birds and sweet smells of summer.Thank you, Claire.

the cuby poet said...

Viola: Come and sit with me whenever you want to!!

the cuby poet said...

Doris: The scents pervading the air were delicate,subtle and a delight.

the cuby poet said...

Al: It was a great afternoon we have had cold and wet since which is not so good!

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Roy: I am so glad that you could envisage it.

the cuby poet said...

Crafty Green Poet: They are.

the cuby poet said...

upwoods: Thank you Kathy it is a small but delightful space with all the elements that combine to create a place to relax.

Kathie Brown said...

Really? Must we leave? It sounds like we should linger a bit longer I think! :-)