Saturday, June 10, 2017

Mid-July

Paulina Tarot Cards HERE
Mid-July

Sun frolics upon freckled shoulders,
hat forsaken, nose kissed,
sunblock so painstakingly applied in June,
tossed aside, tan lines a criss-crossed map
upon my back as I follow floral paths
of golden whorls and sprightly grass,
track mid-day sun with upturned face,
imitate songs and arcs of darting swallows,
arms outstretched, leap over split rail fence,
imagine flight as summer unspirals.

by Margaret Bednar, June 10, 2017

This is linked (LATE) with "Imaginary Garden with Real Toads - Words Count with Mama Zen"  Interpret a tarot card in 60 words or less.  I went over by one...

7 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Such a glorious time of the year, Margaret.

Jim said...

Love those summer day memories you told of so well. You know what you wrote of is for children, been there exactly and more. Though hardly any board fences for me, ours were barbwire that we separated strands to crawl though. Arlene, Mrs. Jim , fell a couple of years going through a board fence and broke her hip. I was on the wrong side of the fence, ladies first, to catch her. Required a partial hip joint replacement.
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Mama Zen said...

I could feel the sun in this. Absolutely gorgeous writing, Margaret.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

My goodness this is absolutely stunning! Especially love the idea of; "arms outstretched, leap over split rail fence, imagine flight as summer unspirals." Beautifully penned.

Martin Kloess said...

Sung like a lover true. Dream on...

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

That's a gorgeous Tarot! And that's a gorgeous Sun poem! Thank you for posting both.

Raining Iguanas said...

Frolic-full piece. Perfect pairing.