Sunday, January 27, 2013

Paradise Grasped

Paradise surrounds me.
There are no clouds
only the blue of dreams.
Queen palms slow dance
to the soft, fragrant breeze.

Outdoor tables
along cypress planks
that lead to sea.  Glass
of zinfandel , basket
of warm pumpernickle
with herbed butter.  Quiet chatter
surrounds me along with the hawk
of gulf birds.

You walk in, old friend, so glad to see you
written in our smiles. Sunfish mores
in a slip nearby. A seabird
begins his dive and we turn to witness.
Lunch is served by handsome waiter.
We catch up  as we taste
the nectar of Circles Waterfront.


Mary said...

An interesting poem here, Judy, but the ending leaves me questioning: What is 'the nectar of Circles?"

Judy Roney said...

Circles is the restaurant where I meet Marlene. :) It's halfway between us and we always go there. I was supposed to meet her there tomorrow (still am. I went last week thinking I was supposed to meet her then. LOL This poem is generated by what I saw and felt while I was there last week and what usually happens when I meet "the girls". It will be sad that Judy won't be there though.

Mama Zen said...

It really does sound like Paradise!

anthonynorth said...

A touch of paradise well penned.

Susan said...

Hi Judy, I enjoyed the setting for this meeting which then draws the attention of the two who meet. Wine is the nector? I love the sounds and the "Hawk of gulf birds." Please share the link to the poem from whence you took "Paradise surrounds me . . . " so I can see the Last line and first line connection. Thanks.

Kay L. Davies said...

Getting together with old friends is always a special occasion, isn't it?

Kim Nelson said...

I wanted to step right onto the patio at Circles and enjoy all the details you describe. Great imagery, Judy.

Heaven said...

"paradise surrounds me" ~

Looks like a good restaurant and place to meet up with friends ~

Loredana Donovan said...

Sounds like Paradise indeed, what a lovely place to meet up with friends. Your poem is very descriptive :)

Ann said...

Sounds like one of your perfect moments, Judy. I'm picturing you and Marlene chatting up a storm and remembering the Judy we so loved.

Susie Clevenger said...

What a lovely place to connect with a dear friend. It sounds enchanting.

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

I enjoyed your verse, but must confess I misinterpreted your ending:

The word circles made me think of "talking in circles" which has a negative connotation.

Panchali said...

Blissful setting for a perfect meeting:)

Judy Roney said...

I changed the ending a bit so that hopefully it is more understandable. Hope this helps.

Marian said...

this is so pretty and feels all bittersweet and melancholy despite its paradise location. very nice!

Hannah said...

", so glad to see you
written in our smiles."

Uniquely stated!! I love how some things don't need words. Beautiful atmosphere you've set here, Judy!!

Peggy said...

Lovely Judy! I can picture the scene and feel its warmth.