I belong to the on-line Penticton Writers group, and this poem is a response to the bi-weekly random word challenge. The word this time was “big.” It’s 4 times in the poem – can you see it? It also is related to a series of poems and prose I write as I go walking around Penticton: hence, the title, “Penticton Pedestrian.” If you’d like to see more thoughts about Penticton, go to my penandpapermama.com blog and click on “Penticton Pedestrian” in the tags in the right hand column.
Beautiful sunshine, fine dancing raindrops
Interfacing summer and spring
Gilded clouds chased by wayward breeze.
Brilliant tulips, bold rainbow hues
Impressionist dabs on nature’s pallette
Green velvet canvas reflects their light.
Birdsong waltzes and pirouettes
Impertinent crow squawk answers back
Giggling together incongruously.
Blue water ripples, wispy spray
Illusory coolness slips away
Gauzy farewell to a perfect day.
By Norma J. Hill
Date: May 2010