Tuesday, May 1, 2018

TAOS VALLEY IN SPRING/Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads -- WILD AND WOOLY/dVerse

Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads

Wild plums flowering
Every branch covered
Blossoms spread open
Creamy white
Hearts delight
They have been waiting
For the first of May
May Day’s explosion
Nature’s fireworks

The clouds in the sky
Echo indigo
Like the mountains
On the horizon
Rain in the distance
Perhaps it will be here
Before day’s end

Trees in the meadows
Nature’s new green
Spread out on the lawn
Sprinkled with the yellow
Of dandelions
Bee’s first food in spring

Spring is here at last
Stated in capital letters
The birds sing a new song
And the crows play in puddles

May 2, 2018


Is not the life for me
I like a more settled life
Where some things are certain
Or at least close to certain as can be
I like to sleep in a warm dry bed
No creek bed for me
It is fun to think about wild
But as wild as I want to go
Is to watch ‘Naked and Afraid’ on TV
While sitting on my sofa
Safe from stingy things

I don’t like bugs
And don’t like mosquitoes eating me
Spiders are frightening
And snakes are too
I think if I was ever wild
That is lost for me just now
I don’t like stickers
And I don’t want to go without my panties
I think I’ve earned the right to be civilized
Safe and sound
Not naked in a tree

May 1, 2018


Amaya Engleking said...

Yeah New Mexico can be tougher than wild. I once suffered chiggers, poison ivy, and whiny teenagers with the same malaises all at once!

Jilly said...

HAHAHA! This is so much fun to read - especially aloud! Stingy things - I don't much like those either. So glad you joined in - big smiles here!

kaykuala said...

I like a more settled life
Where some things are certain
Or at least close to certain as can be

Yes, annell, why disturb the bee-hive. Just avoid or not to bother potential dangers!


Frank Hubeny said...

I prefer safe and sound as well.

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brudberg said...

Whatever Anonymous claims that makes me wild with rage.... I do love the comfort too... but I need the spice of the wild.

hyperCRYPTICal said...

I like a warm dry bed too, but think I could cope with a securely zipped tent.
I don't mind little bugs, that is bar earwigs. I hate earwigs, they terrify me!
Anna :o]

Mark Butkus said...

I like the differing viewpoints expressed in each poem and I like your Taos. My Taos moment is of waking on the last day of June and seeing the morning sun reflect off a thin layer of ice atop the swimming pool.

Thanks for taking me back!


Rommy said...

Taos valley sounds lovely. And while naked doesn't bother me, a tree would not be my first choice as a place to be naked in.

Kate Mia said...

Sugar Spice
NoW So
is a Price
And Bugs Are
A Cost But Possible to: Eat.. From:
Wherever We Land Next Bed Bug or BreakFast..:)

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