07 Aug
Summer wildflowers

Summer wildflowers–more summer coins


Another newly minted coin
rolls from the satin purse of night
adds yet more hours of wealth
to the collection
of summertime perfection.

© 2014 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved)


We’re recently back from holidays, which can sometimes feel other-worldly and too good to be true. We are also in the middle of a fabulous warm spell, with day after day of sunshine. I hope that you are also enjoying the rich abundance of summer!

You will also find me at Michelle Heidenrich Barnes’ blog Today’s Little Ditty with a haiku growing in her Haiku Garden. Thank you, Michelle for featuring my poem!

Poetry Friday LogoThis poem is linked to Poetry Friday, hosted today by the always-up-for-a-poem Mary Lee Hahn at A Year of Reading.


Posted by on August 7, 2014 in Nature, Poetry Friday


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17 responses to “Holidays

  1. mattforrest

    August 7, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    Very nice!


  2. mattforrest

    August 7, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Oops, I hit ‘enter’ before I had a chance to say I was thinking of the moon when you referred to the “Coin” – but flowers work, too!

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    • Violet Nesdoly

      August 7, 2014 at 7:37 pm

      Thanks, Matt. Yes the moon is definitely coin-like. But I was chose sunflowers for the way their color and the way they remind us of the sun.

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  3. maryleehahn

    August 8, 2014 at 3:04 am

    Oh, my! I am in love with this metaphor — sunrise/new day rolling out of the purse of night! Every word is perfectly chosen. Swoon!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. sharann

    August 8, 2014 at 5:36 am

    Lovely poem! Makes me want to go walk through wildflowers.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Liana Mahoney

    August 8, 2014 at 5:38 am

    What Mary Lee said…what a fresh, stunningly perfect metaphor you’ve chosen, Violet. Well done!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Linda Baie

    August 8, 2014 at 8:33 am

    I keep taking more pictures of the flowers, Violet. They are our wealth in summer, and you’ve captured it beautifully.

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  7. cvarsalona

    August 8, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Violet, this poem is a perfect little gem. The line, “rolls from the satin purse of night” is splendid as it sits in the sunshine of August.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Monica

    August 8, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    “satin purse of night” – how wonderful.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. margaretsmn

    August 9, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    So love the metaphor of a flower as a coin, especially “the satin purse of night.” Lovely!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Myra GB

    August 10, 2014 at 2:46 am

    Holidays! I need more of that! The taste of ‘summertime perfection’ is perfectly captured in your verse and photograph. 🙂


  11. Michelle Heidenrich Barnes

    August 10, 2014 at 3:58 am

    Golden delights– your photograph and your poem! I think you grow magic over there in Vancouver. I look forward to visiting one day.


  12. Irene Latham

    August 10, 2014 at 5:03 am

    Another newly minted coin, indeed! Love the joy in both poem and pic. Thanks for sharing!


  13. Joyce Ray

    August 10, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Love the image of the golden blossoms spilling from the “satin purse of night.” Summer would be less than perfection without the wildflowers.


  14. Bridget Magee

    August 10, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Gorgeous poem, Violet. Thank you for sharing! = )



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