Poetry Sunday-Wild Blue Indigo




Wild Blue Indigo



Deep blue of indigo

Stalks reach skyward.

Magnets for the buzzing drone.

Bees drink their fill

With drunken smiles.

Sweet memories linger

With their departure.



© Donna Donabella 2012




I am continuing my spring poems with another wonderful native plant, Wild Blue Indigo or Baptisia australis.  Their spikes of purple flowers rise tall each spring, drawing in dozens of pollinators for weeks on end.  You can read more about this plant here, in my garden post.


The pictures here are of the Baptisia that grows in my garden each spring.








I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog, and with Gillena@verses for her Monday WRites meme, and Sanaa@A Dash of Sunny for her Prompt Nights every Friday.  This week’s theme is “Nothing is more memorable than Scent”!


I am also linking in with  Judith@Lavender Cottage who is hosting Mosaic Monday.




I leave you with a few additional words about deep blue indigo.  I welcome you to download the photo and share it.

wild indigo

All other photos and original content is copyrighted and the sole property of Donna Donabella @ Living From Happiness, 2014-2016.  Any reprints or use of other photos or content is by permission only.

64 Replies to “Poetry Sunday-Wild Blue Indigo”

  1. I have seen bees with drunken smiles so loved that line Donna. Assumed lupins/lupines but your beautiful blues by all accounts are only cousins of sorts – then assumed they were antipodean but that is not what australis means so judging by their latin translation these are southern dippers!

  2. Gosh 😀 this is absolutely gorgeous Donna! I love the images of deep blue of indigo stalks reaching skyward and oh those drunken smiles with the sweet memories is such a perfect close to the poem ❤❤ Beautifully executed. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support 😀

    Lots of love,

  3. Lovely flower. I clicked on your link to learn more. If I were a bee I’d get drunk on those beauties for sure.

  4. I do love that color… somehow I feel that spring can be just as much blue, yellow or green.

  5. There is a drowsy, full and contented feeling in this blooming poem..and purple is a really enhancing colour – a real feast of word and image

  6. Donna, the beauty you capture is truly intoxicating. Can’t blame the bees. Thank you again for your treats.

  7. Love the images your poem has painted in my head… especially the one of bees with “drunken smiles.” That mental picture will keep me grinning all day. 😀

      1. I couldn’t agree more! Unfortunately, bees seem to be dying off in our wonderful world…

  8. Hello, It is nice to just keep the bees happy. Your flowers are so pretty, another one that is new to me. I like the name Wild Blue Indigo.

    Pretty poem and post. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

  9. Donna, how kind of you to allow us to download that beautiful card with your poetry. Amazing photos, perfect words. Thank you very much for linking with Today’s Flowers. Happy weekend to you 🙂

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