this is what happens in June gardens


this is what happens in June gardens

Photo: V. Slotto

Photo: V. Slotto

colors shift from purple
and pink to orange and yellow
coral climbing roses
spill over our fence
into the neighbor’s yard

on a high branch
robin serenades me
oriole leaps to the feeder
as soon as i move
to another part of the garden

This is for Monday Quadrille at dVerse Poets. The prompt asks for a poem of exactly 44 words, exclusive of the title, and this week we must include the word SPILL in any of its variations. Spill a line or several onto a nice white sheet of paper (or your computer screen) and join us Monday, 1500 EST.

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32 thoughts on “this is what happens in June gardens

  1. Truedessa says:

    I think we all need a bit of beauty and your garden offers us a retreat in the moment. Thank you!

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  2. I always appreciate the efforts of other gardeners–they make my walks past their lovely flowers so delightful! 😉

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  3. I feel nature beauty inside during poem reading. I love to spend my time in a garden. Nature is my best friend. 🙂

    ~Dr. Diana

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  4. A spill-over of garden colors ensures sharing of nature’s blessings between neighbors!

    Hank

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  5. lynn__ says:

    I love it when gardens spill over…especially with flowers.

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  6. Lovely, lovely, lovely.

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  7. Kate Mia says:

    sMiLes.. wE had A honeysuckle
    that travels another routE noW..
    it traveled.. pervading over the
    fence of the neighbors yard be
    forE and the eXtent of its beauty
    offended tHeir sensibilities..
    so ‘they cut’ iT bacK
    and aS StuFF aLL
    Free iN NatUre..
    not deterRed bY
    thE challengE oF
    liFe iN DaRk anD
    LiGht and tHe tWeen..
    iT sImply greW on
    Stronger than
    ever
    before..
    Spilling everywHere
    as beauty.. above.. so below..
    inside.. outside.. aLL Around and
    that’S how God’s tapEstry works
    non-upended fREeD and SUnnY..:)

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  8. lillian says:

    The beauty of nature — her colors bring light into the world. Thank you for this beautiful post today — much needed in the veil of tears and sorrow that appears in so many, given recent news.

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  9. Mish says:

    I really like how the beauty of nature spills everywhere in this quadrille.

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  10. love what spilled here. the title is perfect

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  11. A moment in time perfectly captured, Victoria. Serene and calming. I love it!

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  12. Imelda says:

    what a lovely garden you have! I like best the idea of roses spilling over the fence. It is just so idyllic. 🙂

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  13. NJ says:

    Aww, this painted such a lovely image in my head 🙂 Happy times 🙂

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  14. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    What a lovely scene! The prompt word occurred so naturally, I didn’t even notice at first.

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  15. kim881 says:

    Oh Victoria, the images in your poem are so bright and colourful! My garden is a flood of green with only splashes of white and pink. It’s been raining again so the birds are in hiding. It’s such a pleasure to visit your garden!

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  16. I can visualise your garden, and you in it.

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  17. maria says:

    Awwee what a lovely morning waking up to those colors and robin’s hymn. 🙂

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  18. Bodhirose says:

    I love when the birds can hardly wait for you to move away from the feeder they’re so eager to get at the seed. Gardening is so restorative to the soul.

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  19. Patti says:

    So lovely. The peace of your words is so welcome after recent events.

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  20. Candy says:

    beautiful summer, spilling over the fence = perfect

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  21. I love the appearance of the birds in the second stanza.

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  22. Raivenne says:

    Ah the visuals, such a lovely spell of spills in your garden!

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  23. Grace says:

    I think my blooms are spilling over to the neighbor Victoria ~ I love it when birds serenade 🙂

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  24. whimsygizmo says:

    LOVE these spilled, shared things, V!

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  25. Sue says:

    Lovely, gentle summer poem, Victoria

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  26. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Very beautiful, & nice to come upon a poem out here on the trail untouched by the Orlando tragedy (though I suspect it was written before the massacre). Hugs.

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  27. My garden’s soaked in three days of rain currently, while good for the plants, I wouldn’t mind having a stroll through your beautiful coral coloured Eden.

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  28. Beautiful! We spent a lot of time planting in the garden the past two weeks. It is lovely to watch the birds among the flowers. At our house there are a lot of blue jays and chickadees.

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  29. There is a lovely spell in your lovely spill of colors…

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  30. kanzensakura says:

    Oh Victoria, this is so very lovely! Thank you for sharing this with us and your delightful time. Lovely lovely lovely poem.

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  31. spent much of yesterday in a garden, this is lovely

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