Geranium, Vapour Trails and A Poem

06 Jul

Our white Geranium has some rogue petals that I like a lot.

The lovely Mr S noticed some interesting vapour trails in the sky this morning.

This poem pleases me. I hope you like it too. I find it quite delicious!

 Pretty Words by Elinor Morton Wylie

Poets make pets of pretty, docile words:

I love smooth words, like gold-enamelled fish

Which circle slowly with a silken swish,

And tender ones, like downy-feathered birds:

Words shy and dappled, deep-eyed deer in herds,

Come to my hand, and playful if I wish,

Or purring softly at a silver dish,

Blue Persian kittens fed on cream and curds. 

I love bright words, words up and singing early;

Words that are luminous in the dark, and sing;

Warm lazy words, white cattle under trees;

I love words opalescent, cool, and pearly,

Like midsummer moths, and honied words like bees,

Gilded and sticky, with a little sting. 


Posted by on July 6, 2016 in Beauty


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6 responses to “Geranium, Vapour Trails and A Poem

  1. commonprose

    July 10, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    “Rogue petals.” Nice.

  2. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    July 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    nice poem!

  3. saymber

    July 7, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Beautiful poem and Geranium….and you guys get those trails too huh?! Wow!

    • mybeautfulthings

      July 8, 2016 at 11:13 am

      Glad you liked the poem. On a clear day we get the trails but today is too cloudy. They do make some lovely patterns. 🙂

  4. Our Growing Paynes

    July 7, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Thanks for sharing the poem. Lovely.


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