Thursday, August 25, 2016

Water Lilies--By Marlene Million--United States

Water Lilies

In your ever-changing waters,
I see blue skies.  On other days, storm
clouds gather, as in the depths of my soul.
Such stillness is ripe with life.

Toss a pebble, ripples flow outward.
They expand, and journey towards 
far reaches of pond.  These circles bobble,
bounce amid whites, dark blues, greens.

Dew-laden leaves are lavish.  A cool mist
rises from the pond, as light breezes 
murmur.  Scents from flowers 
permeate atmosphere, exudes lushness.

Nature encircles in comfort, and I breathe
deeply while butterflies flit, bees pollinate.
Willow branches sway on the bank
of destiny amid sweet joys of tomorrow!

Marlene Million is a retired insurance secretary from her husband's business and grandmother of four. She has published two chapbooks and belongs to several writers’ groups. She had a poem on display at Indianapolis Arts Garden the month of February, 2013 and has been published in a variety of venues.

1 comment:

  1. I like the skillful way that you let some sentences run over to the next line. Your imagery is also very nice.