Joys of Yellow

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Springtime daffodils, crocuses and polished buttercups,

delicately scented fluffy feather-leaved mimosa.

February winter jasmine cascading yellowly

over southern sunwarmed stone walls,

an explosion of tiny briliant forsythia stars.

Hillside covered in cream yellow primroses,

with violets as mutual complement.


Sunrays stealing through shutter slats,

gifting a natural awakening from sleep,

announcing a genuine good morning.

Shivering home from school in furry boots,

then scenting the promised mouthwatering delight

of a buttery, egg-yellow, oven-hot and fragrant

delicious Sally Lunn for tea.


On purple thistles see the glinting gold

of foraging finches seeking seeds.

The small vivid yellow butterfly

on sky blue chicory flowers.

Secret lemon grove in deep ravine,

chrome yellow earth protecting it

from the unruly teasing of frost or wind.


A favourite special occasion dress,

seductive, slinky, silky saffron sheath,

infecting more than one with yellow fever!

Ice cold glass of summer-scented limoncello,

sipped in the coolth of palm tree fronds,

watching the water on a breathless night,

our only company a glowing lemon yellow globe.



◄ The Gloss Has Gone

The Second Sight ►


jennifer Malden

Sun 23rd Feb 2020 22:17

Thanks Hannah, Don and Philipos for the comments!


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Hannah Collins

Sun 23rd Feb 2020 15:08

Beautiful writing.
Enjoyed every line.


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Don Matthews

Fri 21st Feb 2020 22:59

Bugga.. You just mucked up my comment Jen

Which was to be

Is that you? Very saucy......

Then again

You could just be too embarrassed to admit......

Ah, so you are a blonde......


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Fri 21st Feb 2020 18:35

Oh yes -very flouncy. Love it. P.

jennifer Malden

Fri 21st Feb 2020 18:28

Hasten to say that the photo is just wishful thinking!!!


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