Tuesday, September 4, 2018


As a child savors
her first lollipop
full of wonder
licking her lips

simple joys of nature:
sunflowers pulse on the wind
layers of sapphire mountains
unfurl as a scroll

the wild geese honk in v-shape
marshmallow clouds swirl
through pink lemonade
stars dazzle on black velvet

like a girl tossing glitter
and the Harvest Moon
casting golden coins
on Shewbird Mountain.
           --Brenda Kay Ledford

This poem appeared in:
"West End Poet's Newsletter,"
September/October/November 2018


lil red hen said...

Your words paint a wonderful picture of the area you are from.
Congratulations on being published!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Gorgeous sunflowers and beautiful words.

Susie Swanson said...

Beautiful poem and love how you can describe it so good in your poetry. Congrats on being published.

Chip Butter said...

Wonders is such a happy poem! I smile as I read all of these simple joys!

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

Another beauty, Brenda Kay! You are so good at painting word pictures.

Connie said...

Congratulations on being published, Brenda! Lovely poem and photos.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Such a sweet and happy poem! Congratulations! Your words are always so wonderful!


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