Saturday, 29 November 2008

No not winter

Sunday Scribblings asked to write about winter and sorry it is summer here so this is what I have to say :)
Are you dreaming of a white Christmas For me that wouldn't be fun In December I start packing for a holiday in the sun.You must be kidding me writing about the cold and the dark I hope you don't mind I'll write about a summer picnic in the park It is here all about BBQ's and picnics at the moment. We are eating salads and drinking wine out of plastec cups. Yes we are having a good time that's why I wrote this poem recently. Your turn will come to write about summer
Summer picnic in the park
 

Waves of laughter fill the air
creating a orchestra with
clattering and clicking cups
at a summer picnic in the park

Children’s voices cling to the air
 leaving a fragrance of joy
 enriching the harmony
 at the summer picnic in the park

A buzzing bee circles, around
the sprouting belly of a snoozing man
 captured in a frame of flowers
at the summer picnic in the park

breaking down your world of worry
replacing it with wonder and delight
punctuated by a beam of light
 at the summer picnic in the park
Aroha, Marja

29 comments:

  1. Another entry from across the Tasman. No-one takes us into account when they think of seasons!!!! Someone wished me a Happy Thanksgiving the other day!!!!!

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  2. wonderful imagery. I'm there!

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  3. wonderful poem Marja...nothing like summer or an overdose of summer 365 over here :D

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  4. Winter - miss it when it's gone; dream about it in summer; think of summer in winter.

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  5. Hi Marja, did you miss me?

    I'm having trouble coming up with a winter story but you did a fine job here.

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  6. I could see Hagley Park, with the wonderful Botanic Gardens.
    Beautiful Marja.

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  7. "a buzzing bee circles around
    the sprouting belly of a snoozing man"
    oh this was amazing imagery you paint

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  8. Ah, lucky you! Actually, in the UK at the moment we're getting a nightly dose of sun with the reality show I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, which is made in Australia.

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  9. I like the alliteration in the third line. I can hear those cups clinking!

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  10. Picnics, bbq's, salads and healthy foods in Summer are all great but it doesn't take long for me to long for Winter. Nice work Marja.

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  11. I loved the summer picnic poem. It gives me hope!

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  12. I like the Christmas poem. Wait a month an you can make us Northern Hemisphere people all jealous. Just write us a "White Christmas" poem where the white comes from white sands on a beach!

    Have some BBQ and a cup of wine for me!

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  13. nice poem Marja!
    my aussie friends always tease me that they spend their x-mas on
    the beach with a six-pack...
    sounds too good for us here
    enjoy to bits

    cheers!

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  14. I hear it is hot there this year. Some friends of mine are backpacking in Australia and they just decided against the Western route. . .as for Thanksgiving, well you can give thanks any day...doesn't have to be November. Doesn't snow even sound a little tiny bit nice though?

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  15. Thanks for all the nice comments. But one thing I am not only not in winter I am also not in Australia.
    I am in beautiful NEW ZEALAND :)

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  16. Very nice poem,Marja!
    I like the winter only over the christmas day - white christmas!
    Enjoy your summer!

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  17. Ah New Zealand! Exactly the other side of the World to where I am. We can match each other jealous of our respective seasons all year long ...lol

    Wonderful, a picnic in the park. *sigh*

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  18. Hi Marja

    I've just posted a piece on Winter and it couldn't be more different from yours!

    I enjoyed yours very much. I felt the warmth!

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  19. A lovely poem with vivid images and happy summer fun! I enjoyed reading your post and I'm a little envious. Well, maybe a lot! :) Nice work!

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  20. very beautiful poem ... I like it a lot...

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  21. I bet that you have all forgotten about the magic of the snow, the ice skating rinks with their little stalls where you buy hot chocolate or anijs melk.

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  22. My best friend and her family moved to New Zealand earlier this year, and I love to imagine her enjoying the sunshine and fun you write of.

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  23. heeh Marja,
    you are right , you are in Nw Sealand so PLEASE!!! write about the SUN! here in Hollan its so DARK (because of winter) its nice too -beh no complants- but sun makes all better you know?

    Groetjes JoAnn/Holland
    Dankjewel voor je comments, jha Sinterklaas is weer hier en ook de sneeuw!

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  24. How lovely to think of summer with you when it is cold and wet here :)
    beautiful reminders, thank you

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  25. Fabulous poem. I am very, very jealous of your summer weather.

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  26. Hi Marja, thank you for your comments. Yes, it is a very memorable day for me - my wedding day. I have put up picture of us on http://anw.in/iwednafisa/gallery/ ... they are not professionally taken but by friends... so give more marks for how I look in the pictures ;-)

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  27. Here in Oregon, the winter rains are moving in, so your take on winter was a delightful reminder of summers past. Enjoy every sunfilled day!

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