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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Lizard and Lavender


Totally Optional Prompts offers 'as a flower'...



her lavender stalk bends
under a late spring breeze

a blue-tail lizard, sans tail,
darts over her rootbound feet

flashes a shortened frame
under freshly fallen leaves

a wisp of blue
can restore tail thin as a reed

~~without replacements
she cultivates a new envy





Altered watercolor by Sue



10 comments:

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Cleverly done - Lizard and Lavender and the use of the french word..

mariacristina said...

Lovely watercolor, and poem too. I like the intimate moment, so close the the earth, with roots, lizzards, and bright colors.

paisley said...

so good to have you back... i missed you so...

and i oft like your lavender find myself gazing into the lives of others wishing,, if even for a moment, we could change places... this was so lovely....

Lucy said...

beautiful watercolor and poem Sue. :)

Greyscale Territory said...

Gorgeous sense of serenity in this whole posting.

noahthegreat said...

This is absolutely wonderful. I also agree that it's great to have you back.

one more believer said...

(((group hug))) we all missed you!!!... thrz something abt the scent of lavender... and lizards w/o tails... can't help thinking abt my cats... they love em... and they leave them in the house for me to find when i sweep or vaccum... thrz been a scream or two heard throughout the 'hood..

Stan Ski said...

I see many small lizards and gecko's running around without tail, or with other bits 'missing'. No lavenders though in my area.

texasblu said...

So great to see you back in action! This was lovely!! :D

Giggles said...

Pretty watercolor. Darts over rootbound feet....eeeek!! Love it!

Hugs Giggles