Archive for July 18, 2014

Lemon Tree

Posted in Poetry with tags , , , , , , , on July 18, 2014 by dc

The sun whispered
In the garden
As nature throbbed,

A single hummingbird
Fluttered
Frenetic,

Flies buzzed all fussy
And the wind
Tickled leaves,

As we wandered
All dazed.

A warm blooded sky,

Hot light flickering,
The weird
Clicking crickets

And their hypnotic
Racket

Flowing and growing
Like an orchestra
Thrumming,

A dizzying oddness
Pausing our thoughts.

We held hands
And stared straight at

A single fruit sitting
At the heart
Of a lemon tree
Singing,

Simple and high pitched,
An odd waspish whistle
Of witch giggles
And wonder,

A strange treasure plundered,
A sour delight;

It was wondrous,
Peaceful,
A beautiful sight,

God knows how we got there
But this drink
Now tastes right.