Thursday, September 04, 2008

Rocky Mountain Romance

In spring the highland meadows are awash
with wildflower pollen and bumblebee pheromones
and sedulous young ROMEOs
earmarking samples for their annual collections—
stems pilose, leaves ovate and apiculate
lovers kneeling in the boggy thaw-fields
while the sun, unfiltered by seven thousand feet of valley air
blisters their necks.

NB: ROMEO stands for Rocky Mountain Ecological Observatory.

Poefusion's Friday 5 words for today: pheromones, earmarked, sedulous, apiculate, blisters. Normally I don't list them, since I give the link, but this was a tough set.

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Michelle Johnson said...

Ooh you've done well with these words. The scene you paint here is beautiful. I easily imagine the lovers walking around and getting blisters from the sun on their necks. And, love the use of bumblebee pheromones. Nice job. Have a nice night.

Greyscale Territory said...

I especially love the image of lovers kneeling in the boggy thaw-fields! That was raw and romantic!

tumblewords said...

Glad you identified ROMEO - I didn't know that acronym - love the poem!

one more believer said...

you painted a lovely afternoon in the rockies...