Last week, I had shared with you a poem I was considering to submit as one of my three contributions to The Year of the Poet – a monthly anthology of international sustenance published by Inner Child Press, Ltd. (and thanks to the encouragement I received from you, I have sent my “afloat” to its destination). You are invited to my “picnic on a rainbow” today, the second of the three poems I have submitted this month to address the theme of summer. Imagine what you will get to see next Sunday . . .
the new day is breaking
sleepily it seeps through my bedroom window
then stretches on my bed rests on by my side
i brew tea
(my no-longer-a secret-addiction)
and inhale both aromas
taking my time
my companion is in no hurry either
then i spot a snowflake
it travels in through the screen
begins to tap dance
on the tip of my nose
its pals end up on the tip of my tongue
they feel the same as before
long before i had orphaned the i in me
how i would insist on keeping them
from melting inside my mouth
so i could taste their delicate crystals
my favorite season was not winter back then
long ago though it has won me over
but summer arrived anew
it always does
the more the merrier
folklore dictates me to say . . .
alright then i reply
after all progressive holiday parties are hip
and under our noses often enough
why not throw one for the seasons and me
bury your hatchets everyone
we’ll all have a picnic on a rainbow
the new day is also coming along
i’ll bring my collection of snowflakes
one of you will gather the autumn leaves
the other one will be responsible to bring in grass
nothing but freshly-cut
what a lovely blanket they would all make
after we eat drink and dance
we’ll tell funny stories of yore
then we’ll ride on a sleigh of beach
and out of fright the tidal waves will screech
© hülya n. yılmaz, 6.17.2016
6 responses to ““picnic on a rainbow””
The title alone peaks the imagination…and snow flakes at picnic’s adds another dimention that impels us to follow, so as to arrive at a peaceful place with you. Love it… Excellent!
I am quite the pessimist or better yet an over-analyzer, dear Jean-Jacques, dwelling with diligence on life’s downsides – as were doing so to be a precious hobby…With “picnic on a rainbow”, however, I have allowed myself to travel to every one of the destinations I envisioned throughout. I am elated to hear from you that this time my path has led us to a peaceful place. Thank you. Your presence here is an occurrence I always look forward to. And then, there are your eloquent comments…Thank you, friend.
Awesome! I enjoyed reading it. Gratitude!
I want to first thank you for joining me on my blog site with a “follow”, dear Nizar. Then, there is your kind comment. In appreciation and with best wishes!
i love it . . . thank you for sharing . . . now i will 🙂
i had quite a big smile on my face when i read your enthusiasm, and then came another, even bigger one, when i entered your sharing site…thank you, dear One, and all love!