“Earth laughs in flowers.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
I was in Brisbane for the day today, leaving on a 6:00 am flight and coming back on a 6:30 pm flight, which with the time difference meant getting back home at 10:00 pm. As I got up at 4:00 am that made for an 18-hour day. Quite tiring, and the trouble is I have to do it all over again next week. At least the day was very successful, with several meetings that were run and which achieved quite a lot. We also had some videotaping done that we shall use for some publicity/marketing purposes.
The weather in Brisbane today was hot and sunny with the temperature hovering around the 30˚C mark. Meanwhile in Melbourne it was cool and rainy (and we need all that rain!). The Jacarandas, Frangipanis and Coral trees were all in bloom and the fragrance was carried everywhere by the breeze – quite sumptuous!
On the way back, on the plane, I jotted down this on a paper napkin:
Spring Song for the Harem
The Jacaranda blooms for you Miranda,
And I lie basking in your sunny smile.
The fragrant air, the colours flagrant,
Spring’s here and lingers for awhile.
The Frangipani perfumes you sweet Annie,
And I laze in the warmth of your embrace.
Blue skies, while the swift swallow flies,
The air is redolent with cinnamon and mace.
The Coral Tree brightly blushes for you Bea,
And I adore your sweet and gentle manner.
The day so warm, the bees in swarm,
Summer soon will be flying its golden banner.
The Tree Orchid adorns your garden Enid,
And I drink in your beauty’s honeyed draught.
The night so softly falls and in its rite
Caresses us and plies its magic loving craft.
Jacqui BB hosts Poetry Wednesday. Visit her blog for more poems!
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