I smell the salt in seaside breeze
watch it toss the sun-sweetened flowers
and taste the nectar with droning bees
feel how it caresses my face and knees
with kisses, the promises of lazy hours
with books beneath shade of dancing trees.
On porches, we recline, so at ease–
a temporary haven, even if not ours–
imagining the taste of nectar, the droning bees
An evening walk, some ice cream, please!
wishing if and only we had the powers–
to stop a moment, to smell the salty, seaside breeze.
If we could a moment freeze,
would we box it up, using super-powers
to hold fast summer’s nectar-taste and droning bees?
For long ago summer vacations, the time of these–
ocean, sun, daughters’ laughter, and showers–
relaxing in the salt-scent of a seaside breeze,
of dreams, tasting the nectar with droning bees.
For Day 25 of NaPoWriMo the challenge is “to write a poem that
- Is specific to a season
- Uses imagery that relates to all five senses (sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell)
- Includes a rhetorical question, (like Keats’ “where are the songs of spring?”)”
The dVerse poetry form this past month has been the villanelle, so here’s one more before it closes. Sarah’s template on the prompt page is most helpful.