The forgetfulness of summer #short prose #poetry

On my left mountains of passion lost in lunar light.
On my right poetry.
An African violet beats her eyelashes.
Spanish moss lingers on the waters of the Bayou.
The smell of fresh cocoa penetrates my nostrils.
Old wounds crawl on my skin; columns of ants searching for honeydew on a tropical tree.
The forgetfulness of summer.
The silence of a blue lagoon.


image: Anna Ismagilova; Shutterstock; [link]


85 thoughts on “The forgetfulness of summer #short prose #poetry

      1. Thank you again for the praise. I am humbled and honored by it. You made my day more beautiful.

  1. Good morning G,

    Hope your Sunday had gotten off to a good start.
    Gentle, serene images to inspire. As soft as a pillow of a cloud. You set a calm loving mood so subtly. It is amazing how you can set the tone in so few words. Beautiful piece.

    Now, I think we would all benefit if you concentrate on the poetry to your right.

    1. Good morning Drew.
      My Sunday did not start yet. I am half asleep. Yet after your beautiful words I may decide to start my day πŸ™‚
      I am delighted you liked the poem.
      May your dreams be “as soft as a pillow of a cloud and as gentle as the birth of a wave.” I love that comparison. I added a bit to it πŸ™‚
      May all the beauty of the world be with you today.
      Thank you again.

      1. Aw.. thank you. I am humbled by your comment. Don’t let anybody to take away the magnificence of your day.

    1. I am so glad you enjoyed your day guys. I know, it’s going to get cold.
      Sending you hugs and plenty of cocoa.

      1. Haha! Funny cocoa and I have a long history too. Mama used to give me milk and cocoa when I was a child.
        On another note, I hope you got my comment on your last post. So happy for you Bojana.

    1. Ay, sweetheart… thank you so much for your gorgeous words and your kindness. I miss you Yassy. Where did you go? You do not post so often. You do no tweet often. I hope everything is ok.
      Lots of love to you.

      1. Thank you, I think you are a real friend of you have noticed what I have not been doing. I guess life got to me. Lol thank you , G. You have quite warmed my heart with your thoughts.

      1. I got the twitter message right now. I do not know what is going on. Somebody wants to keep us apart. No chance. I’ll fight and I’ll stay in touch.

    1. Tim, I cannot thank you enough for your kindness and your support. May you rest of the day be filled with magic.

    1. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Sofia. May you have a beautiful and peaceful week.

  2. Gosh G, I want to be surrounded by this:
    β€œOn my left mountains of passion lost in lunar light.
On my right poetry”

    In the middle of these things, utter bliss and beauty.

    Wishing you a great start to your week dear friend πŸ’πŸ’€πŸ’“β˜•οΈ

    1. I woke up in the middle of the night somehow knowing that I may get something from you and I did. Yay.
      Oh, so much kindness and loveliness. I cannot thank you enough for your wonderful words.
      Bliss and beauty right back to you my dearest, Rachel.
      I’ll check my notifications tomorrow afternoon. I do hope you posted it. Can’t wait to read you.

      1. This made me smile so much! And also, I hope you got back to sleep ok!

        I’m not sure if I’ll post anything today, sometimes the anxiety of it gets to me, Perhaps I’ll repost one of my older poems.

        Sending love and hugs πŸ€—β€οΈ

      2. Thank you so much, Rachel. Now, I am going to check if my beautiful poetess posted.

      1. Indeed it’s a mystery because some times I miss you too Eric. I’ll try to be present more often on twitter to read you.
        Take care.

    1. Dearest Winnie, thank you so much for your comment and your love. I am glad you like African violets. I love them too.
      Hugs and love to you

    1. As always, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kindness and support. You made my morning beautiful.


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