july wonder–dVerse Poetics

july wonder

as gentle rain slacks the thirst
of our faltering ash tree,
so does your touch bring joy to my heart.

this morning I watch from the kitchen window
as you nurture your garden.
wind chimes laugh. life abounds.

Posted for dVerse Poetics where we are celebrating our 4th Anniversary. My words: gentle, tree, joy, nurture, laugh, life. Please join us! The doors open at 12:00 PM EDT.

Photo: V. Slotto The gardener with last years tomatoes and Sparky.

Photo: V. Slotto
The gardener with last years tomatoes and Sparky.

30 thoughts on “july wonder–dVerse Poetics

  1. C.C. says:

    You have painted such a lovely and vibrant picture with your words πŸ™‚


  2. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) says:

    This does give me a lovely sense of you and your life. πŸ™‚

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  3. ayala says:

    Lovely, dear Victoria.

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  4. So many ways to nurture, aren’t there? You really remind me of that… ❀

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  5. 5h2o says:

    Nice! This challenge was a little beyond me. But your poem is just lovely.

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  6. lynn__ says:

    Wow…on your sweet poem and David’s tomatoes!!

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  7. This is perfect! So simple yet so profound. A great commentary on who you are and what’s important to you. Peace, Linda

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  8. Oh my, Victoria, this is SO lovely!


  9. Kathy Reed says:

    Love those words, too…how better can it get?

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  10. Ah.. my BACKYARD too is like a UniVERSE
    unto itself.. songs of birds and squirrels and
    misty JULY RAINS bring brighter hues of
    green and FLOWER to eyes of
    light who love the PETALS
    of Freedom in sands
    swirling ways of
    feet in feat of

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  11. Ninot says:

    Love. Love.Love.

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  12. I. says:

    When we look at someone doing what they love most, we are able to see and love who they really are. It’s when we try to force them to be other things that we miss out on the greatest possibilities, the deepest and most nurturing relationships.

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  13. tamekamullins says:

    So beautiful. What a lovely life you must live. πŸ™‚

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  14. Myrna says:

    There’s a gardener in my life too. Your words are wonderful as is your poem.

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  15. Polly says:

    So beautiful πŸ™‚

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  16. MarinaSofia says:

    Ah, Victoria, that is exactly how I would have imagined you: nurturing and gentle, such a loving and generous poem, expressing such love and concern!

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  17. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    This is such a lovely poem.. I too enjoy gardening πŸ™‚
    Beautifully penned!

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  18. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Behemoth maters, Vic, what do you feed them, bat guano? You got with it, nailing the six words in just 6 lines; nice feel to this fecund particle of your projection & nurture.

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  19. Such grace here Victoria! Lovely!

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  20. Gardens have so much meaning… we nurture seeds, in the end, they nurture us. A beautiful scene

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  21. billgncs says:

    those are the green-thumbest of all tomatoes I have seen – love is in the small moments isn’t it.

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  22. Grace says:

    Life abounds with love and hope specially in the garden ~ Love the gentleness of your words Victoria ~

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  23. X says:

    Touch is important to me too. It was one of my words. Pretty cool we got to see your environment as well – the wind chimes, the garden, life surrounding you.

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  24. claudia says:

    what a lovely capture of a beautiful moment victoria – can clearly feel your love for him – and dang – those tomatoes are HUGE

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  25. scillagrace says:

    Wishing you rain and joy and David out gardening this year, too!

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