Summer Love

d’Verse – Tuesday Poetics: Summer Starter

under the summer roses
fallen petals wilt from
tender pink to brittle brown
forgotten as their beauty fades –
will our summer romance

Walt is hosting a summer party at the pub and has given us some super examples of summer poetry, challenging us to take a line, phrase, or word and create something new.
I chose the line “under the summer roses” from “Under The Harvest Moon” by Carl Sandburg

Pretty Petals

Mini Challenge in the Garden
Eerie Nursery Rhymes

Pretty Petals

Come pick some pretty flowers
from my backyard garden dear
the scents are quite alluring
oh, there’s nothing you should fear

Come pick some pretty flowers
maybe taste a dainty bloom
but should you choose unwisely
I’ll toss petals on your tomb

Tan Renga 5

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge – 5
“petal lanterns”

petal lanterns –
a waterfall of flowers
her lips touch mine

© Hamish Managua Gunn

the moon shines softly on us
we cast just one shadow