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07 Aug
Summer wildflowers

Summer wildflowers–more summer coins

Holidays

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)

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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.

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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!

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  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!

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  4. sharann

    August 8, 2014 at 5:36 am

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

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  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!!!

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  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.

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  8. Monica

    August 8, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    “satin purse of night” – how wonderful.

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  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!

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  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. 🙂

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  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.

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  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!

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  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.

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  14. Bridget Magee

    August 10, 2014 at 5:28 pm

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

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