the almost unbearable sound of the roses singing


the almost unbearable sound of roses singing
Mary Oliver

of trees soughing
of birds twittering
of leaves whispering
of waters gurgling
of frogs keeracking
of bees buzzing
of insects skittering
of my heart beating
of nature praising

i am the sky

Spontaneous wandering is a favorite region of the heart. It may look like a mindless drift, but isn’t.
Rumi, paraphrased

For years, now, I visited Imaginary Toads, a poetry prompt site where many of my fellow poet-friends are contributors or prompters. Sometimes, time limitations get in the way, but today I’ve decided to jump in the pond–a bit late for Hannah’s prompt. But it’s a beginning.


9 thoughts on “the almost unbearable sound of the roses singing

  1. Oh, Victoria…you’ve featured two favorite poetic voices and brought your melody of nature and praise forth so beautifully…I love the separation with your sky line – just glorious! Thank you, so much for adding your poem to the challenge…I apologize for such a late visit.


  2. ” keeracking” 🙂 Thanks for this beautiful “splash” of a poem.


  3. Your title captures that feeling of awe at the beauty all around us.


  4. This is very beautiful!


  5. Candy says:

    I’m swooning. I always look forward to reading your posts, so welcome back to the Garden 😉


  6. Kerry O'Connor says:

    The fragrance of roses lies heavy on this poem.


  7. I love the way you focus on those wonderful verbs of sound… to me this is like a symphony.. a play.. an the list form is perfect.


  8. Helen Dehner says:

    So glad you jumped into the Pond, your poem is beautiful ~


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