Monday, September 26, 2011

morning in the garden of light and shadow


shadows stretch sleepy fingers
to touch the morning light,


 waking up to dip their toes
in empty flowerpots


and slide over soot-smeared tins
of summer citronella —


 sneaking out to tag trumpet-vine graffiti
on the staid wood fence


(linking to dVerse poets pub)

22 comments:

United States said...

Lovely, Leslie.

becky said...

Geez, tried to fix up my profile and came up with United States for my name :) checking back to see if it's fixed...

ayala said...

Beautiful, Leslie :)

Loree said...

lovely words Leslie. Your poetry is very eloquent and moving.

Dianne said...

Oh Leslie... what lovely prose... love the stretching fingers and dipping toes!

Kay L. Davies said...

So wonderful, Leslie, so very wonderful.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Pierre BOYER said...

Belle ambiance...
Regards from France,

Pierre
http://pierre-boyer.blogspot.com/

Elizabeth said...

There's such beautiful play of light and shadow in both your words and the photos --

Beth said...

Lovely imagery. You have a gift for this---you bring everything alive with your soft personification. Beautiful photos of simple objects and spaces mesh wonderfully with your prose. :>)

beth said...

shadows sneaking out....i love that visual !

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the inclusion of the photos.

rebecca said...

with all your light,
i would follow you anywhere.

xoxoxoxoxx

Brian Miller said...

nice...love the blend of your words and the pictures...even the words carry nice visuals...tender as well...

Claudia said...

dip their toes in empty flower pots...love this...so serene and earthy...

Joy Lake said...

Pretty photos, especially the one of the buckets. I love the mix of blues and greens.

Tracy said...

Oh, so sweet... I love this time of longer shadows, and reflection. :o) Happy Day, Leslie ((HUGS))

wolfsrosebud said...

A gardeners read

joanna said...

lovely, serene images. I adore the alliteration-- makes the poem slide right off the tongue...

natsumi nishizumi said...

Beautiful moment... I like the way how you took photos.
Thank you for sharing!

lilylovekin said...

I love your poetry, I can so feel the moment when I read it.

johnallenrichter said...

Quite a lovely shadow you follow there, Mrs., as there sleepy fingers stretch to touch the morning light!

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

"trumpet-vine graffiti"
you would, sista!
n♥