Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Honeysuckle vine..

Happy New Year all! It is a new beginning for d'Verse Poets and out first prompt is offered by Kelly. It is to write about scents that linger.                                                            

Honeysuckle roots,
milked oxygen from rich soil,
nursed by a willow
tree nearby, gave birth to blooms, 
exhaled rose-scented fragrance 

Recall a corsage,
shadowed petals pink and white, 
opened by sweet youth,
heaven's nectar to seduce 
bees and buoyant hummingbirds


  1. Mmmm, I can smell it, you made me long for open windows and breezes on my toes. A lovely break on a cold, cold day.

  2. cool mix of poetic images around the same flower

  3. I like how the Honeysuckle vine was nursed by the Willow tree...beautiful images in these two verses. This took me back to the one and only time I ever wore a corsage...to prom with a boyfriend.

  4. I really love the smell of honeysuckle - it's all the good of early summer nights to me.

  5. Aaaah, how lovely - we had a honeysuckle in the back garden, scenting all the barbecue parties, driving people a bit drunk, like the Lotus-Eaters in the Odyssey, I always thought. It's an addictive smell, perhaps because we do associate it with the taste of honey.

  6. Love this - especially "heaven's nectar to seduce bees and buoyant hummingbirds."
    Beautifully put :D

    Lots of love,

  7. As I understand it, there are several varieties of honeysuckle, some like miniature roses, vines, bushes. I wonder if their scent varies, or does the pleasant sweet odor seem similar? Just wondering. You rocked the prompt in short order; first thought these stanzas were tanka.

    1. I thought I was writing tanka...it doesn't qualify?;)

    2. I'm quite sure the fragrances vary, but the most common here is very strong and sweet.

  8. Ah, what a lovely scent you have described SO well.

  9. I just love that smell of honeysuckle and corsage so freshly plucked from the garden ~ I am now looking forward to spring season ~

  10. Beautiful set of images. They transported me to a shiny spring day.

  11. FloWers
    'round.. smell
    pure and clean..
    many dreams
    so trUe
    and fAir..
    aWay froM
    spOils.. dArk
    smeLLs faDe oFF..:)

  12. Wonderful images - coherent beauty.

  13. Gorgeous and summery - specially in this wintry season


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