Sunday, June 8, 2014

Honeysuckle in the South

In Virginia, you can't turn a corner in the summer
without walking into air filled with the perfume of certain flowers.
Pinks, gardenia, jasmines, and magnolias are always somewhere nearby.
Honeysuckle is always there too.

Usually, the honeysuckle's perfume catches you unaware
as you hurry past on your way somewhere else. 
Then you must stop and search for it,
because the honeysuckle is usually hidden in or on another plant.
I know the yellow Japanese honeysuckle is invasive, 
but what a delicious, delectable, delightful scent.
I love the way it awakens memories of other summer nights.

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