June Blooms

June Blooms

   we were amazed 
      by that tree 
without leaves
draped with purple flowers
      on an island 
in the mediterranean sea

it was a very hot day 
      in early june 

   not easy to believe
such incredible heat

sky so hot colour
was all burnt out
      of everything
the eye could see

   in the distance
there was africa
   and sand storms

(they were miles high)

   something to see
even once a lifetime

9 thoughts on “June Blooms

  1. Here’s what you inspired me to write (this very minute after reading “June Blooms”.
    The Boom Of June

    The bloom of June
    Can be a boom of June –
    And sometimes not.
    It can be cool or hot.
    In any case June’s shot-in-arm,
    Always a balm;
    A feel of ‘up’ ‘cause winter’s gone;
    Rhododendron in our garden,
    Jasmine waiting for its time,
    Azalea in its dazzling prime,
    Weeds abundant and resplendent
    In their way,
    Though they get in the way
    Of something flowery that grows
    One presupposes.

    In each case, the face of summer’s
    Long, light days Is coming to its peak
    Just as I speak,
    June booming with each blooming
    And one’s humour at the top.

    I wish that I could stop it there,
    But fall and winter will be here
    And I myself be eighty-eight,
    Taking joyful part in June’s unique,
    Discrete yet indiscreetness for the moment.
    The Boom Of June 6.13.2022 Birth, Death & In Between III; Circling Round Nature II; Arlene Nover Corwin


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