Wednesday, March 13, 2013

IGWRT's - A Botanical Word List "Full Immersion"

Full Immersion

Seductive ice apples
have overcome
springtime shyness,
berries first blush
turned snowberry vixen,
arch voluptuously,

ignore Jack in the pulpit's
strong, bent contrivance,
maroon striped cape
draped with a preacher's flourish
shades his bright-berried heart.

Temptation is the forest's
allure, a red-light district,
heralding Trumpet Creepers
proclaim hidden fruit within,

no reform, no conversions,
just full immersion
entering this paradise.

by Margaret Bednar, March 13, 2013

This is for "Imaginary Garden with Real Toad's - A Botanical Word List"

This was really fun.  An image of a Jack in the Pulpit is HERE and a Snowberry HERE (also known as ice apples).   Snowberries are pink in the spring but turn white in the summer and Jack-in-the-pulpit is a flower I hear is in North Carolina woodlands although the maps don't show that... I will be on the lookout for him this year.


Green Speck said...

This is beautifully told !!!

aprille said...

You lucky person: having trumpet creepers about.
You managed a real poem with the prompt. Envy still pervades my non-poetic soul.

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is sumptuous - no sin in nature, just beauty and delight. I love the way you have given each plant a personality of its own.

Mama Zen said...

Well done, Margaret!!

Kim Nelson said...

Fabulous! This is my kind of "full immersion!" I just returned to Tucson from a week on the east coast and my garden has "popped' all over the place. Rich blessings!

Grace said...

I like the arching voluptuously, fully immersed, entering this paradise ~ Good one Margaret ~

Kay L. Davies said...

Wow, Margaret. This is great.
I have a snowberry bush, and I'll never look at it in quite the same way again.
Fortunately, we don't have jack-in-the pulpit here. I had forgotten it was poisonous (I've forgotten so many things).
I seem to think the trumpet vine can be grown as an annual here.

Anonymous said...

This is great! You have me longing for spring!

Anonymous said...

Margaret, this was deliciously naughty as well as perfectly crafted. Your mention of jack-in-the-pulpit took me back to a song I wrote, "Tioga Moon," which mentions that very flower.

I LOVE how you used these words... your style is very classy. Peace, Amy

Susie Clevenger said...

What temptations lie in the garden...such a beautiful photo and delightful word pictures!

Marian said...

flowers are sexy.

De said...

This is delicious.
I LOVE this:
"Temptation is the forest's
allure, a red-light district,
heralding Trumpet Creepers
proclaiming hidden fruit within"



Helen said...

One of your finest!

Emma Major said...

I love this, really made me smile, perfect for lent