Thursday, August 10, 2006

August Words

Wanted - August Words

I have been searching
high and low
under the beds,
in my drawers
even through my important papers
I have scratched my head
and searched my thoughts
nowhere can I find the words….

Words …
they are special words I need
not the words of daily language
but words
to describe a glorious August day

Oh for the words to share
the thoughts and feelings that come
after weeks of sweltering heat
a cleansing rain
and a morning of
clear blue skies
decorated with whisps of soft clouds.

The sun’s rays are more gentle today
they set the woods to glowing
I do not miss the sizzling heat of yesterday
I revel in the breeze coming through my open window

There is a quiet in the house
air conditioners and fans have been shut off
there is a forgotten joy in pulling up a comforter
to ward of the chill of early morning.
I can relish the bugling of the blue jays
as they greet the day

The air is filled with music of the cardinal,
the chickadee, nuthatch, goldfinch and titmouse
I hear the buzzing of the bumblebee
and even the twittering of the hummingbirds
as they move from monardia to late foxglove blossoms.

A thousand greens fill the woodland
providing a backdrop for the rich glory of August
Goldenrod, Queen Anne’s Lace,
Oh for the words
I would write a song
or perhaps a poem
a day such as this
seems to call for a sonnet.

How I would love to tell you
the beauties of this day
if only I had
the words!



Anonymous Sandy said...

Oh, you found them just fine. A celebration of this late summer.

5:34 PM  
Blogger Star said...

I can only dream of intentional writing that is as beautiful as yours expressed when you are "wordless"

5:36 PM  
Blogger LauraHinNJ said...

Quite a collection of garden raiders in that last pic!

Great poem - August mornings are lovely; you said it so well.

6:59 PM  
Blogger silverlight said...

How funny. It's like someone put up a sign: 'good eats here'.
Wonderful 'August' poem.

8:45 PM  
Blogger Susan Gets Native said...

The dew on the flower quenched my thirst.
And I can't believe that all those critters were there together!
Are you sure you didn't PhotoShop that?

11:13 PM  
Blogger Fran said...

You found the words--and then some--and an exquisite photo to boot. Isn't it wierd to know how much suffering is going on in the "big" world--and how much joy we can feel in small things where we are?

2:23 AM  
Blogger Endment said...

sandy and star
thanks - I know there are some words still hiding that I want to use :)

garden raiders is the right word - nibbled hosta, heads taken off of sunflowers, pepper plants pulled from their ties --- so far none of them has eaten basil or tomatoes :)

the sign was from the squirrels pulling over some sunflowers and spilling bits and pieces on the ground

susan gets native
I am so grateful for the dew in the mornings - (still have to water cause it continues to be warm and dry)
The only thing I did in PhotoShop was crop and resize for internet - :)

it is difficult but I discovered I can't solve all the worlds problems (and I suspect no one wants me to anyway)so I am going to try to find some of the blessings of my world to share each day (and be glad I am not sitting in a London airport)

7:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you have GOT to be kidding me!!! That photo is incredible-- incredible. and your poem, lovely.


8:56 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

I'm so glad it has cooled off there. Yes, pull the comforter up and enjoy that chill in the air. The words found you.

11:49 AM  
Blogger Sigrid Jardin said...

Many of us would love to be at a loss for words in your style!! The words you found were lovely and the images you brought to us were so alive. Thanks for enriching my morning.

1:33 PM  
Blogger pepektheassassin said...

Thanks for this lovely post--good for the eyes and the mind!

3:28 PM  
Blogger Pam in Tucson said...

Oh yes, you have the words inside you - and how beautifully they arrange themselves on the page. A lovely poem. Great photo, too. What a wonderfully amicable group of creatures. Is that a woodchuck? (So long since I've seen one. We used to see them on the Merritt Parkway.)

7:17 PM  
Blogger chuck said...

The words didn't come to you...but they did come through you.

And nicely.

9:11 PM  
Blogger GreenishLady said...

I'm delighted to see you've gotten over the technical hitches, and come back with so many gems - of words and pictures. Beautiful.

9:17 PM  
Blogger chuck said...

The words didn't come to you...but they did come through you.

And nicely.

9:21 PM  
Blogger threecollie said...

Amazing picture!

9:37 PM  
Blogger chiefbiscuit said...

Are you kidding me? The words were right there all along weren't they? Georgeous!

3:48 AM  
Blogger Jessie said...

That poem was so much fun! And your woodland creatures...Endment, is that for real?!

I'm pretty certain you live in an enchanted forest. What is it like living in a fairy tale? I love stepping into your world through words and photos.

Magical. ;)

10:57 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Very nice words indeed!

12:21 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Maybe it's the words you say you don't have that make the ones you do so alive, like they're peeking out from behind. This is beautiful.

12:34 PM  
Blogger MB said...

I know the feeling... both of feeling at a loss for the right words, and of reveling in the easy summer weather. Love the way this begins.

1:17 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Amazing picture.

1:18 PM  
Blogger Endment said...

blue poppy
what you see is what we get :) - no kidding

robin andrea
cool - oh yes cool - I am celebrating cool!

sigrid jardin
Thanks for the encouragement!

glad you enjoyed it

pam in tucson
it is a woodchuck - cute but not cuddly - a creature who has torn my grow boxes to shreads, eaten my summer squash in the blossom and if I can catch him --- he will go to another location far far away...

thanks for your visit -- glad they came through

don't know that the technical hitches are completely done but we finally have some good advice and are making progress.

thanks for visiting

thanks - I am still looking for more and different words - let you know if and when I find them :)

thanks for taking time to comment in the midst of your move! The photo is for real... Had a doe and buck with the assortment and a few crows and blue jays this morning... the woodchuck has nearly destroyed all the sunflowers on the place now so the party probably wont continue much longer.

hope all is cool in Sacramento - thanks so much for droping by.

welcome to you - thanks for your comment

perhaps if we both search - we will find lots of good words :)

4:49 PM  
Blogger kj said...

beautifully written. it takes the heart as well as the eyes to cherish these august days and nights. yay that you have both.


10:45 PM  
Blogger Sky said...

the photograph is charming...i have never seen a woodchuck! your natural woodland is just enchanting, endment, as are the words you only thought eluded you! what a celebration. :)

2:45 AM  
Blogger kerrdelune said...

Endment, these words are obviously not lost, and they are beautiful, and the photos, the photos are absolutely perfect.

9:45 AM  
Blogger herhimnbryn said...

Words were sought and my, were words found. They contrast well with Our August ( here in Oz) which is wet windy and grey with storm warning for tonight.
Thankyou for this lovely post.

2:08 AM  
Blogger Tim Rice said...

Your words wonderfully expressed your search for that which often/sometimes cannot be expressed. Sometimes our life's experiences have to be shared in ways that words can only hint at.

10:40 AM  
Blogger Cynthia E. Bagley said...

I love this... glad to see you again. :-)

4:33 PM  
Blogger Nan said...

You found wonderfully special words, though inadequate they may seem to you. Thanks :-)

1:16 AM  
Blogger lené said...

Yea! So glad to hear you're rejoicing in the conditions of this crazy climate.

Your poem evoked much of the same emotions I've had this month but have yet to write them down. Thank you for giving me a way to hold the experience of late summer.

11:26 PM  
Blogger karina said...

Just stopping by to enjoy...

12:02 PM  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...


5:35 AM  

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