I decided to respond to this prompt, from DVerse poets, about writing a “postcard poem.” This is a poem that could fit on a postcard (a maximum of 12 lines) and is written as if it were a postcard to someone. Today, I spent some time in the arboretum and highly enjoyed the sun, flowers, butterflies, plants, and nature in general, so that experience inspired this poem.
The trees provide their gentle shade,
A respite from the heat of day,
Then, walking along the dirt path,
I drink up a lovely view:
Pink, orange, yellow flowers of every hue;
A small stream which brings
Life-giving water with its babblings;
And tall stalks of bamboo.
Through them I peer, imagining,
And wishing I could see you.