THE FLOWERS OF SPRING

 

Magnolias paint grandeur on the April skies
and lilacs lend their sweetness to the spring air
as cherry blossoms unfurl their silken shade
only to rain blushing kisses everywhere
Apple blossoms secrete the flavors of fall
but Dogwoods with their blood-tipped petals recall
His journey from the cross to resurrection.

 

daily post:  PINK

DVerse Poets’ Pub LIST Poem prompt 

WINTER OFFERING (A Quadrille)

daffodils

A bowl of daffodils by the window
Looking at the grey skies and falling snow
convey my prayers for a cheerful day
To frighten those sad winter ghosts away
That my heart may sing hymns and
praises
Of the wonders that each season delivers.

daffodils2

Another winter storm just blew over.  Today, we have sunny skies magnifying the whiteness of the ground.  The ground, long deprived of snow, has now plenty of it.  I guess, the rivers will be overflowing come spring time.  And that  is good.

Happy Monday to you, Friends.

DVerse Poets’ Quadrille 26  Prompt – Ghost

DOWN TO BASICS

autumn-daisyWhen only  autumn daisies bloom 
and the air reeks of rotting fungi
when all the leaves there are
are  on the ground
and beauty is hard to find

when all the world is wrapped in frost
and there's no warmth to have
when all the breeze bears  is a sombre dirge


when all comfort has been  stripped away 
and nothing else remains
what are you?

A SUNDAY BOUQUET OF WILDFLOWERS

 

bellflower

The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers. ~Basho

pinkwildflowers
Pluck not the wayside flower;
It is the traveler’s dower.
~William Allingham

Clover
Where flowers bloom so does hope. ~ Lady Bird Johnson

thistle

The breath of flowers is far sweeter in the air than in the hand. ~ Sir Francis Bacon

pink and yellowflowers

Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them.    ~ Chinese Proverb