Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sweet Peas



Your Gift To Me


The first sweet peas of the season
spring up around the garden gate
white as the half moon
and blushing pink as the dusk
that falls on them like a soft cloak.

A trinity of dusk, moon, and sweet peas
unite in a small bouquet
I present to you, husband
and you pause in your evening chores
to bend and breathe deeply
the fragrance of sweet peas.

Your smile is like the half moon
in a dusky sky.
This is the only essential thing
that has happened all day.
It slides safely into the pocket of my memory
for pondering in leaner times.



*****
Theme Thursday this week is "pink."

26 comments:

the walking man said...

And here I was thinking that Sweet Pea was a character in Popeye!

Mary LA said...

Lovely -- I felt as if I was there smelling that sweet fragrance.

Here we are in autumna with rains and piles of dead leaves. Lovely too but in a different way.

Brian Miller said...

smiles. love how you wrapped it up in those last 2 lines...

joanny said...

Beautiful thoughts --- and I love how it ends with "pondering in leaner times" a great thing in which to have to ponder on.

Joanny

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

This poem is like a prayer of gratitude! I love it!

Dianne said...

hmmm I spooned a moon...
Love you!
the word verification was trove!
Di

Nana Jo said...

"A trinity of dusk, moon, and sweet peas unite in a small bouquet" ... OH, that's gorgeous!

TechnoBabe said...

I remember sweet peas from my childhood in southern CA. Just this color too. Nice photo.
I like your words "blushing pink".
The bouquet you describe is lovely.
Yes, savor this moment and bring this memory out often.

Magpie said...

And it was an "essential" thing and it will hold you up in "leaner times"...just beautiful.

chitowngreg said...

Really nice. I react the same way to the smell of our lavender and lilly-of-the-valley. It's so wonderful this time of year.

Cat said...

Beautifully written. It has left me wanting to take a walk in a beautiful garden.

Jingle said...

http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/05/06/theme-thursday-think-pink-thoughts/

mine is up.
Happy Theme Thursday!

Jingle said...

magical poem,
lovely pink theme post!

LisaC said...

So beautiful; and gives me something lovely to think of. Thank you!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

A thankful tribute expressed with such beauty in verse and photo.

Jasmine said...

Beautiful, everything about this post, the picture, the imagery... Just beautiful.

I will be back to visit again xJ

Prayer Girl said...

Perfectly lovely. Thank you so much for this gem.

PG

Syd said...

A present to your husband. That is really nice. I like the statement about the pocket of memory too. How true that is.

C.M. Jackson said...

magnificent! I love sweet peas and your words-happy TT

~ Tabitha ~ said...

oh that was sweet..lol..I mean it!
I think I will plant some sweet peas:)

Matty said...

What a nice way to appreciate your best friend.

gregj said...

there were sweet peas every year behind a shed and along a hedge on my parents property when i was growing up. i looked forward to them every year. i wish there was something like there where i am now.

evalinn said...

That´s so beautiful!

PattiKen said...

This is very pretty in pink! I love sweet peas.

My post for Pink, close to my heart, is up here.

Dreamhaven said...

Special moment and a scent to trigger the memory. Lovely

Cheryl said...

This melted my heart. Lovely take on TT.

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