Sweet warm fragrance catches the wind,
Explodes with all your senses drawn in.
While the sun dances through the greening leaves,
Unto the flowers the colors do cleave.
Pollinators catch sight as they fly on by,
Stopping for a sip, letting out a sigh.
They know the secret of this summer sweet swoon,
And you’ll know it too when you nourish this bloom.
So keep her head in part sun, and her feet somewhat wet-
And oh the rewards in late summer you will get!
© Donna Donabella 2015
I am taking a break from my series of summer poems. I originally wrote this poem in 2012 to accompany a post to profile the native plant, Summersweet as it was blooming in high summer.
The original poem is just 4 lines (the first 2 and last 2 in this poem). I recently added several more lines to the poem to pour out my love for this flowering shrub as it begins to bloom now. I look forward to it every year in late July or early August.
I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog. Visit them to read some more wonderful verse.
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Special Note: The pictures here are of my native Summersweet bush also known as Clethra alnifolia, ‘Ruby Spice’.
I leave you with a few additional words about Summersweet. I welcome you to download the photo and share it.
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