Summer's Charm

Summer is a show off.
Draped in vines encircling hips,
and occulting flowers,
Summer stretches out an arm
drawing you in.

Drawing you in, seedling in full quiver,
and insisting you bear the heat
as glitter tongued Summer
licks each longing leaf and petal.

You wait your turn for Adam Eve kisses,
murmuring lily oaths
into Summer’s bejeweled ears.

“Oh dear love,” Summer whispers
with lupine lips brushing your skin.
“Speak to me in snapdragon sighs.
Be bold when you kiss back,
and I will withhold nothing.”

And you do. You kiss back,
until your firefly eyes see clear
after the poppy bliss of daylight.
And the night wind carries
chamomile caresses after a day
well spent, with Summer’s promise
of “Again, at dawn’s first light.” 


This poem was inspired by Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads: Bits of Inspiration - Amber Rose Tamblyn

56 comments:

  1. Summer is definitely sexy. ;-) Nice write, Rommy. :-)

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  2. Sometimes summer is so much glitz, like a parcel wrapped in silk bows without a content... but how we love the perfect parcel. Love your descriptions, you prove exactly how flowery can be wont of real bloom.

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    1. I had a lot of fun creating the descriptions for this.

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  3. So nice, Rommy. I got all tied up into this and just into it a little I was actually thinking thar this was a boy-girl affair.
    p.s. I probably won't write for this as it is busy-busy here after our return from a three week frolic.
    ..

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    1. It definitely could be read on that level.

      Hope your frolic was fun and relaxing!

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  4. Your descriptions of summer are luscious. I love that she speaks, kisses and returns each morning with the dawn. Inviting, sensual - wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Oh, my! Such sweltering lustiness! So sexy! Words making love to words! Swoon...bring the smelling salts!

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    1. *grin* I am so glad I got the mood right.

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  6. delectible descriptions - I agree with Sharon ..... this is swoon worthy

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  7. Enjoyable post to my favorite season. thank you for sharing

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  8. Woo! This was so action packed, so alive I couldn't believe my good fortune in being able to read it. Erotic (in the true sense of the word) and sensual - 'tis perfect, my dear.

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    1. Exactly the mood I was going for. Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. "Speak to me in snapdragon sighs." I'm inviting this line for tea. I want to swim into it and hear and feel all it offers. Such beautiful sentence. So much said in so few words. This is beautiful summer poetry, Rommy. And deliciously heated for the season.

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    1. I'm very proud of that line. The whole stanza makes me smile.

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  10. YES! You rocked the prompt! I love the snapdragon sighs, firefly eyes and chamomile caresses. So well done!

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    1. Thanks! I wanted to keep all the imagery summer related, but put a different spin on how the words normally get used.

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  11. Wow! "occulting flowers, glitter tongued summer, snapdragon sighs" My list could go on and on. What an amazing capture of the prompt. Thanks so much for participating!!

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    1. This was a fun prompt to play with. Thanks for suggesting it.

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  12. I don't know who isn't seduced by summer--I mean, the sensual assault here is one long kiss from door to bed, from last to first light. I read this and thought, I'll have what this poet's having.

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    1. I am so glad that metaphor came through with this piece.

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  13. You kiss back,
    until your firefly eyes see clear
    after the poppy bliss of daylight.

    Whistles!!! This is smoking hot! Such a charming rendition of Summer and the magic that it weaves, Rommy :D Beautifully penned. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support :D :D

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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    1. Thanks Sanaa! Thank you for stopping by!

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  14. Who could refuse an invitation such as this? How well you describe the the delight in playing the game of love which is how it should be.

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    1. Summer's enchantment is hard to shake once it arrives.

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  15. as glitter tongued Summer
    licks each longing leaf and petal...

    This is such a vivid image. Perfect.

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    1. Thank you. That was a fun phrase to create.

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  16. Delightful Rommy, summer seems so far away right now...

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    1. I'm glad I was able to share a taste of summer then.

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  17. You had me at that first line. Fantastic.

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  18. This poem was delicious. Sensual. So many sly winks of wording, and just delightful. Thank you so much! Amy

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    1. The word play was a lot of fun to create. Glad you stopped by.

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  19. "murmuring lily oaths
    into Summer’s bejeweled ears."...my favorite lines...summer's wealth is spilling in this magnificent poem...

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  20. Summer is indeed a show off - and as you have painted her a quite contrary friend... though the excitement of seeking her..befriending her is perhaps one of life's mysterious charms

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    1. It is an adventure, especially if you can match Summer's intensity.

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  21. I love your description of summer. So vibrant and full of the colour and warmth summer brings,,,

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  22. firefly eyes, the poppy bliss, chamomile caresses, lupine lips, snapdragon sighs. ..... those are wonderful descriptions!

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  23. Sexy delicious!!! Great words Rommy! Summer hugs!

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  24. Beautiful poem! And I love how you used the word "occulting"

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    1. I dithered on that one for a bit before deciding to go with it. I'm glad I did.

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  25. Hmm...a treat for all senses. Summer is indeed, charming. Beautiful write, Rommy!

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