Shall we dance? I look up
Marshmallow fluff, swift through azure sky,
Sunlight sparkles, a million shattered diamonds
Glittering on the waves.
The red burning bush bows to the tall thistle
She tosses her plumes with a flip
They swirl, and they twirl and they dip, dancing
To the crickets harmonious song.
A lime green miller, bumble bee and monarch butterfly
Flutter by and linger over bright faced daisies
Periwinkle dragonflies cruise low, racing by
Watching warily with one twitching eye.
Shocks of yellow, tufts of gold
Tucked among fifty shades of green
A flashing silver fish leaps out of the bay
Twisting for its lunch, with a splash
Thick reeds and rushes wave it away.
A breeze rushes across the water
To join in the celebration
And the willow, leaves “all aflutter,”
Swings and sways,
Long tendrils trailing around her.