Thursday, 28 August 2008

The Last Flowers of Summer

I had been saving these for a special occasion.

What sort of occasion deserves yellow flowers
winding through white fences,
bright against limestone?

I had thought it would be a day of heat, of deep shadows.

Now I realise that it is on days like this:
damp grey and with a chill wind

that I need to see these yellow flowers
opalescent in afternoon sunshine.

They will give me courage
as I turn my face to the autumn.

*****

This post is for Mary, my friend,
who always sees the beauty around her.

10 comments:

bluemountainsmary said...

Thank you. For everything.

trashalou said...

As beautiful as yellow irises.

dottycookie said...

Very lovely; but surely it can't be autumn yet? Not fair, too soon!

pebbledash said...

Beautiful, very warming for a grey day (like today!)

Sarah S. said...

Thank you for the flowers. They brightened up my day too!

peppermintpatcher said...

I am certain that you will have a three day rush of summer weather towards the end of September...otherwise those fromthe tropics might not cope!

lovely photos.

Karen J said...

Thank you for the Sunshine!

RW said...

Lovely for me as well; the rain cometh - wait - it has arrived.

Dragonfly said...

Yellow and grey together are very 'in' at the moment!
I have little pockets of colour in my garden, but the need the sun to show them off...

blackbird said...

Isn't she wonderful, Mary?