Beneath the Magnolia Tree
cloaks my senses with desire
my thoughts full of you,
I anticipate your kiss
'neath the magnolia tree.
by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, June 22, 2011
This is a Tanka - a count of 5-7-5-7-7 and usually has a reference (sometimes indirectly) to a season...if a Magnolia is in bloom it is either spring or summer. I submitted this to One Stop Poetry's "One Shot Wednesday". Click to see between 100 - 200 poetic efforts!
I entered the above photo in "Your Sunday Best" - My favorite post/photograph of the past week. Click to see other selections!
I adore these flowers and love that they come in different colors. I stood under a tree the other day and was BLOWN away with the overpowering fragrance... no kiss, but maybe this will give my husband a few ideas... I can just imagine a romantic picnic lunch under such a tree as this...
"Gone with the Wind" is celebrating it's 75th anniversary this year and this novel and Magnolia blossoms are forever linked in my mind with the South. A blog I enjoy "Recollections of a Vagabonde" has highlighted a bit of trivia and/or nostalgia about GWTW. (Click on the blog's name to read her post).
The photo below is for "Black & White Wednesday".