Tuesday Platform

Today in the Garden is the Tuesday Platform. Thank you, Marian!


So today is the Tuesday Platform, your unprompted free-range day of the week. Share with us, something old, something new, or your April 14 entry for NaPoWriMo. And then hop around to read what other pond-dwellers have shared. Enjoy!


Moody Girl

 April you fool
  tossing pink confetti 
at a
  symphony of bees
performing
the Blue Danube-
then you plant
  a shocking Alaskan kiss
you take my breath
away in a
peppermint chill
next day
 balmy breezes 
and sun dappling ribbons
twirl-
You tease me
Calendar girl
always flirting 
 batting your
lashes of wonder
pleased when-
water colored tears
arrive
all is forgiven
your rainbow smile
mirrors mine
I dance in puddles
wearing 
my lemon 
boots.
 .
 ©Ella Wilson
 
 




Comments

Outlawyer said…
Ah--a very sweet girlish poem, thanks, Ella. k.
Rainbows and puddles rule! :)
Mary said…
Enjoyed the imagery in this, Ella. April definitely can play the role of a fool sometimes! I am tired of its peppermint chill, however. Smiles.
Jim said…
I love the yellow boots and all, Ella. The Alaskan kiss threw me into puzzle time, I am thinking that they will be the same as an 'Eskimo kiss' of gently rubbing noses. I like those kind but they aren't as sensuous as the regular or foreign kisses.
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Sherry Blue Sky said…
The color and imagery in this - and the playfulness of the month described - really appeals to me. I especially love the idea of you in lemon boots!
Helen said…
I love April too ~~~~
grapeling said…
a colorful whirl ~
We talk about April weather with all those shifts between winter and almost summer.. I like the way you say it's a moody girl with colors (and I guess it's also stained with mud)
DEZMOND said…
such a lovely garden it is!
Gillena Cox said…
all shades of fun, luv this

thanks for dropping in to read mine

much love...
Kerry O'Connor said…
I just love this poem, Ella. Start to finish, it is delightfully humorous and beautifully detailed.
Magaly Guerrero said…
I want "lemon boots"!
Mama Zen said…
This is delightful, Ella!
Mark Kerstetter said…
Very cool that you seem to be chastising fickle April, then end up the dancing one. After all, April is irresistible.
Marian said…
Just like Spring, that flirt!
Ella said…
Thank you, everyone! I have been struggling today with sinus issues.
I will be by to visit~ You are all very kind-thank you, so much!
Debi Swim said…
Ahhh, Ella, I thought of "Alice in Wonderland" when I saw the picture and after I read your poem I thought how appropriate. April does have that feel with her manic extremes. I love the yellow boots.