Saturday, September 28, 2013

September 28, 2013 Sunday Whirl #128

First Frost
The air is chilled
A white frost 
Has spilled 
Where the mesa's
Sharp edges sparkle
I do not know the exact
Hour this happened
Nor who is responsible

Perhaps unbidden
Ghosts from the hillside
Gathered to create
Such a transformation
The sky a pristine
Blue patch
Over nature's 
I fall to my 
Knees to worship

The bees
Did not swarm
The Russian Sage
This morning
Later when
The sun has
Warmed the air
They will come

Prompt:  ghosts, exact, patches, gathered, worship, spill
unbidden, hillside, where, swarm, edges, sharp


Brian Miller said...

nice...that first frost can be pretty amazing...seeing all the world glittering like a jewel...the bees will come...that frost wont last...enjoy both treasures, while you can...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Your heather is spectacular. I would love to see frost on the desert. Beautiful words, this morning, kiddo.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Seasonal transformations have a ghostly overlay of things unknown though seen. Lovely reflective poem.

Mary said...

Beautifully wordled, Annell. First frost has its own beauty, but is a harbinger of times to come.

Robert Bourne said...

it brought me back to those early desert mornings from long ago....

oldegg said...

Those bees have lots to do before their winter break cuddled up together.

Sabra Bowers said...

You know your bees. I love the first two lines. They sets the tone.

Sabra Bowers said...

set the tone.

Abruvanamedsly said...

Enjoy how your words observe nature...nicely done.

Stan Ski said...


Jae Rose said...

Such wonderment with and at the world..i love you for that and share the sparkles x

Gemma Wiseman said...

I'm back. Thanks for trying to find me. Just letting you know that I am not from the Wordle link. You posted your poem at Poets United. My link to my poem is there.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I love this. I like how you connected the cooling temps to the swarming bees

rudyan said...

some lovely recorded moments here... is this a response to this week's Sunday Whirl? - if so, you've incorporated the words wonderfully well

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Worship, I think, is the only appropriate response to these unbidden, mysterious visitations.

Whirl of Disjointed Bits and Pieces

(Why the word verification? I don't remember its being here before.)

annell said...

I hope that worked....

annell said...

I put in my own comment, and clicked publish, the word verification didn't come up.

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Beautiful imagery. And the bees will come...Bless'm.
Anna :o]

A Cuban In London said...

"Perhaps unbidden
Ghosts from the hillside
Gathered to create
Such a transformation"

Those are some beautiful lines. Loved your poem. Many thanks.

Greetings from London.