Dutch Tulips, Keukenhof Gardens, Holland - 0756 POTD
A day at the Keukenhof gardens in the Netherlands.
Strewn across the hillside, a flock of silken sheep Dyed in glorious hue. Prancing abandon After the tight-lipped thaw, once fisted buds Unfettered, wanton petals stroked by sun. I plucked one, brought it home, set it on my table: Straight-stalked, lush, and crowned by crimson glow, Luminous. So sensual, to be so unashamed Opening its mouth, completely exposed. Cupped between my palms, one tulip, culled, In single velvet repose, widening petals Joined at the point of my thumbs at the base of the bloom. Drawn to its color, tempted toward its perfume, Lips dusted with pollen, I dip down into velour, Search for the dark drop of nectar concealed in its core.
POTD Photo Of The Day on Webshots at April 10, 2009.
Please see here the compleet Keukenhof Set ❁