Poetry Friday: Inspiration from Mary Oliver

Happy Poetry Friday!

If you know me, you might know that I am a big fan of Mary Oliver. One of my favorite poems of hers is “Freshen the Flowers, She Said” that appears in Why I Wake Early. That poem inspired the following which I am also using for #PoemsofPresence on Twitter.

While Making the Muffins

I slice through the waxy lemon rind,
releasing a burst of pungent perfume.
Squeezing goodness into the dough,
a drop of sweet-tart nectar
falls on my finger –
a taste of summer.

Today’s poetry roundup can be found at Jama’s Alphabet Soup. Thanks, Jama!

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8 Responses to Poetry Friday: Inspiration from Mary Oliver

  1. Michelle Heidenrich Barnes says:

    Beautiful, Rose. Your poem has left me with a sweet lingering aftertaste.

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  2. jama says:

    Nice job! I can just smell the fragrance of that lemon!

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  3. janicescully says:

    Yes, I definitely feel your kitchen with that lemon smell. I thought of my sister in California who has a neighbor that brings her huge Meyer lemons. Thanks for sharing your poem.

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  4. macrush53 says:

    I smell the lemons. I want muffins.

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  5. lindabaie says:

    I imagine the poem almost wrote itself, Rose. I must have missed you on twitter, glad you are joining in. Hmm, muffins!

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  6. maryleehahn says:

    Yes, like the others, your poem makes me feel and smell and taste that lemon. Well done!

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  7. This is lovely, Rose. I’m currently reading Oliver’s Devotions…

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  8. cvarsalona says:

    Rose, my internet was not working this weekend so I did not see your poem of presence before this post. I can taste summer with your poem.

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