The Tuesday Platform



Graceful coiled
deciduous forest fairy
you leap over
 shocking hurdles
green veins pump
blessing into
 fistfuls of iced honey
wishes

Papery cranes
blooming into ballet
of swans
necks bow to
thirst quenching
kisses

Angels in a Babylon-blue sky
perform in peat moss 
n' pine pitch
 your Lemon Meringue 
performance always 
serves 
sunshine.

©Ella Wilson
 
 
 Speaking of sunshine, I want to give a shout out to my friend, Alex Cavanaugh, whose latest book is released today!
 

Alex is a generous soul and fabulous blogger! He also knows how to throw a book launch~

 
 April 7 2015 SCAVENGER HUNT! Comment to win an autographed copy of Dragon of the Stars, tons of bookmarks & postcards, and a $20.00 iTunes gift card–where is Mini-Alex? Visit Alex for a list of the participants. (Open through April 11 – winner announced April 13 at Alex’s blog.)
 
 
 
Congrats, Alex!  
 
 

The ship of legends…
The future is set for Lt. Commander Aden Pendar, son of a Hyrathian Duke. Poised to secure his own command and marriage to the queen’s daughter, he’ll stop at nothing to achieve his goals.
But when the Alliance denies Hyrath’s claim on the planet of Kavil and declares war on their world, Aden finds his plans in disarray. Entrenched in battle and told he won’t make captain, Aden’s world begins to collapse. How will he salvage his career and future during Hyrath’s darkest hour?
One chance remains–the Dragon. Lost many years prior, the legendary ship’s unique weapon is Hyrath’s only hope. Can Aden find the Dragon, save his people, and prove he’s capable of commanding his own ship?

Comments

Ella, thank you! That is why you rock.
Magaly Guerrero said…
Your poem tastes more than good enough to eat, and leaves me wanting to dance with sparkly things.


And I'll check out the book.
Susie Clevenger said…
This is a beautiful, poetic dance of spring. What bright hope to dream on as I head to sleep.
grapeling said…
a very sunny pen ~
Jim said…
I love your poem with the forest fairies, Ella. I think they are runaway garden fairies. I always wanted a fairy garden ever since we visited the Isle of Man were they are prevalent. I think we might need a garden first. Those fairy gardens are sooo neat.
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Kerry O'Connor said…
This poem is a new favourite of mine. I love the ways you have described daffodils without actually naming them.
Gillena Cox said…
There's lots of feasting and dancing in little one, Spring has really called you out to celebration, and congratulations to your author friend on his achievement

Much love...
Gillena Cox said…
There's lots of feasting and dancing in little one, Spring has really called you out to celebration, and congratulations to your author friend on his achievement

Much love...
Hi Ella - those colours are so delightful brought to life by your poem .. who can resist.

It's great seeing Alex all over the place and I'm sure his book is hitting the Stratosphere as too the series.

Cheers to you and enjoy the summer and writing - Hilary
Sanaa Rizvi said…
So utterly charming...!!
xoxo
Outlawyer said…
Sounds delicious, Ella. Thank you. k.
Gail said…
Wonderful words.

Alex is one of the good guys.
Beautiful — and how perfect the Lemon Meringue comparison.
Karen S. said…
WooHoo Alex! Very exciting. I enjoyed the poem and lovely flower!
Hannah said…
So many beautiful lines...among them these...

"Papery cranes
blooming into ballet
of swans"

and the, "Babylon blue sky,"

Love your poem, Ella!!
Kim Nelson said…
So much color and life in this piece.
Susan said…
I love that the tree fairies assist the flowqers growth, serving them up tall and tasty!
Ella said…
Thank you, everyone! We are having thundershowers-so I will comment in the morning~ You are all so kind~
Carrie Van Horn said…
Your words here are sunshine Ella.....warm like your beautiful heart!
Mary Ann Potter said…
A sweet springtime described here, Ellen! Oh, I loved it!