Sunday, 22 June 2014

SUMMER SOLSTICE


The clematis are dying in purple paper clusters,
a pretty, dusty, crepuscular fading
of old lace, doilies,
beside the newly hatched delphinium -

only the daisies seem invincible.


© Shaista Tayabali, 2014
image: Sweet Summer, 1912, John William Waterhouse from Magpie Tales

14 comments:

Gillena Cox said...

nice write; have a good Sunday

much love...

Brian Miller said...

smiles...of course the daisies are...
most everything understands the seasons...the rhythm of life...

Freya Writes said...

Crepuscular is such an explosive word - fantastic!

Björn Rudberg said...

Somehow the challenges of keeping a garden ... maybe it's a lazy gardener :-)

C.C. said...

I love the use of the word, "Crepuscular." Wow :-)

Arushi Ahuja said...

what a beautiful peice... !!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I feel better. My clematis are dying too and I thought I had killed them - must just be the first batch fading, a second will appear. I love "only the daisies seem invincible."

Tess Kincaid said...

Lovely...my clematis are dying too...daisies are the friendliest and most persistent of flowers...

Belva Rae Staples said...

I love the word crepuscular and daisies certainly do seem invincible. Pretty piece!

Helena said...

Enjoyed this! There always seems to be one to replace the other in summer but I agree daises (and buttercups) do seem invincible.

mywordwall said...

ah the daisies. They are invincible and impervious to anything. :-)

Cait O'Connor said...

Just beautiful, I do love this and agree the words

dying in purple paper clusters,
a pretty, dusty, crepuscular fading

are so descriptive.

Eddie Bluelights said...

I'm surprised after 102 years she is not pushing up the daisies!

coco loco said...

daisies, brave and insistent... just stumbled upon your blog. such truth, much beauty. i look forward to keeping up with your journey in flight. :)

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