Changing of the wardrobe

24 May

Changing of the Wardrobe

Goodbye my sturdy jeans that cling
like sweat in summer heat.
Auf Wiedersehen my turtlenecks
snow drifts of fuzzy sweaters
So long my wooly winding scarves
uniform of leather gloves
and fleece-lined walking boots
Farewell my pantyhose
I’m leaving for a tan
Au revoir you lush buffet
of purple velour and red boucle
black velvet and wine corduroy

Time to wear salads
of lettuce green and berry pink
crinkle cloth and gauzy linen
swaying and swishing silky skirts
break out the halters and bikinis
bring on those cutoffs and capris
backless sandals and flirty tees!

© 2011 by Violet Nesdoly


Where I live it’s finally the time of year to mothball the sweaters and haul out the fun clothes. (But I won’t be hiding the cozy stuff too well, because chances are I’ll still need it more often than I’d like in the weeks ahead.)

The kelp-dressed mermaid was a stranger I sighted on the White Rock (B.C.) pier. Isn’t she cute! Now there’s one way to wear salad.

This poem is linked at One Shot Wednesday Week 47.


Posted by on May 24, 2011 in Light, Personal


7 responses to “Changing of the wardrobe

  1. Wings across waters

    May 25, 2011 at 3:15 am

    Oh yes, I love the summer…hanging out in shorts & t-shirt!! Fabulous poem, really enjoyed it..:)


  2. brian

    May 25, 2011 at 8:00 am

    ah summer….i still like my jeans honestly but def liking wearing shorts in all this heat…what a neat pic!


  3. Maureen

    May 25, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Such a charming ode to the clothes we change with the season! That image leaves me curious.


  4. liv2write2day

    May 25, 2011 at 11:33 am

    So fun. Can’t do that yet. We’ve had snow on Memorial Day more times than I care to think about. (in Reno) But soon!


  5. Kelly

    May 25, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Wow. I really loved it. Especially how you started the poem.

    Good one shot!



  6. Kelly

    May 25, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    I really loved this one. One of my favorites of the day!



  7. rmpWritings

    May 26, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    sounds like a wonderful farewell…or is it a welcome? quite a fun read. and i too look forward to breaking out the summer ware.



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