On the Hottest Day This Week
I transplanted a few flowers rescued from the boxstore’s neglected—
two lanky brown-edged lavenders, two leucanthemum (picture
five inches tall, daisy blossoms that needed dead heading)—
in midday exhausting heat because I had neglected
to do so earlier in the morning. They needed roots
planted in cooler soil to thrive. Sweat drenched,
I came in and stripped my clothes to cool off.
Then I saw rain move into the subdivision behind my garden,
a very unusual direction. Mr. Man still mowing the lawn
as this unpredicted rain swirled toward us.
I sat on the back patio and felt the rain from both directions,
saw Harmony nesting out of the rain, and felt the temperatures drop
thirteen degrees. As the rain let up, an ice cream truck
sang “Sailing Sailing” in the hills, sang sailing in the hills.
Mr. Man, finished mowing and soaking wet, joined me.
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I plan to peruse poems posted these last two days later today. And I want to thank all of you for this wonderful sharing of LexPoMo 2022 poems! Many thanks. xo
what a delightful arc to your day
Glad you, the plants, and Mr. Man got relief from the heat. Rain can be so miraculous!
Melva, It’s a pleasure and an honor to read your writing. I’m liking a hummingbird here — flitting around from poem-flower to poem-flower. It’s hard to stay in one place. I know I’ve missed reading you some days. I’m glad LexPoMo stays up so I can go back and read what I missed. Outstanding talent from you all month. Hope to see you sometime soon!
Same here. I’ve enjoyed your work. A way to get to know you better. We had our first humming bird yesterday. Soon.
Agree with Linda. I plan on going back and reading the ones I missed.
Enjoyed your poems! Thanks for sharing!
I just did some gardening and flowering yesterday, so this seems fitting, haha.
And I loved your work this month, so thank you for sharing it!
I love reading your poetry–it brings me on a journey and true of this one also(–yet, it was unclear if you got some clothes on before Mr Man joined you on the patio–?) 🙂 …
I loved the details and descriptions of the ambient elements–your sensitivity to everything— the ability to see what you saw/experienced– always comes through. The bliss of the simplicity complicated by the surreality of the multiple worlds we actually experience—a beautiful drama. Thank you for your poetry!
Also, I thank you for your many kind comments and visits to read my poem entries this month as well. It meant a lot to me as I am a first time visitor to LePoMo this June. Many thanks!
Thank you &, yes, I enjoyed your work as well. Next year!
Yes to all of the poems.
Your. poems bring me to earth
Thanks for your poems, Jim. Always a pleasure to read.