Spring is lovely and hopeful and all that as the world renews itself around us. Spring can also be wet and cold, and sometimes dark moods overtake us. Here’s another poem and photo essay from The Backyard Poem Collection…
Spring Is The Season (Part 2)
Spring is the season of blooms
Cherry blossoms heading to the gutter,
Red buds slumming on the sidewalks,
Tulips singing in chorus
then losing their minds
one by one.
Pin oak leaves cling, waiting for things
that may some day, or one day, or never, come.
Weeds root in poor places,
Seeds dream of a future
Of fluttering – falling – uncertain at best.
In the ivy that creeps up the side of the house –
Thank God for the house finches building their nest.
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Photos taken on my Iphone X.
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Image of house finch copyright here.
Love it when you do this. Word bath for all!
Thank you, Betsy!! xoxo
I love finding beauty in the ugly. Life is not all cherry blossoms and buttercups, is it?
I love hearing from you, Nancy! It really is not. xoxo
Hey Jennifer, Today’s poem and accompanying images are especially meaningful and I have forwarded the post to an artist friend who is in a creative ditch right now. I think it will give him pause to think and consider his state of mind.
That makes me feel great, Harriet! But I am sorry about your friend. Sometimes we get stuck in bad places. xoxo
Much to ponder and praise in this inspiring piece. So much that is extraordinary in the ordinary!
Thank you so much for being in touch, Gayle – it helps lift my spirits! xoxo
Jennifer, love the “singing in chorus, then losing their minds, one by one”, had never thought of spring as a time of dying and decaying too. Beautifully presented. Thanks.
I don’t know exactly why my eyes are seeing it everywhere this Spring… it’s strange but okay. I truly appreciate hearing from you, Kathy! xoxo
Such a lovely way to start the day! Thank you, Jennifer.
And it is so lovely to hear from you, Roger!! Thank you. xoxo
So lovely on this rainy, dreary spring day in DC. I particularly like the lines about tulips losing their minds, and weeds rooting in bad places.
I know that Spring has been elusive in D.C., Sara! Spring can be elusive in many ways. xoxo
Jennifer, I cannot tell you how much this affected me today. You have such a gift for looking deeply at the world. You are such a light, made even brighter by your awareness of the darkness.
Dearest Karlen – thank you. Your generosity of spirit gives me something to aspire to, always. Xoxo
There is indeed a yin and a yang to all aspects of life. Thank you, Jennifer.