Posts Tagged ‘blossom’

Cold May Day: Revolutionary Blogging Free Verse Lament Poem

May 1, 2017

May Day
always
was,
in every way,
bright and cheerful and
colored with blossoms
from our yard.

Roses.
Lilacs.
Dogwoods.
Camellias
Kornblumen.
Straw Flowers.
Daisies.
Periwinkle.
Rosemary.
Lavender.
Camomille.
Sage.
Mint.
Grape Hyacinths.
Sometimes even late tulips
and plum blossoms.

Full bouquets,
ding-dong-ditched
on doorsteps
for the neighborhood,
for children’s teachers
— piano, dance, acting, spiritual
and intellectual —
and scholastic staff.

Surprises
for them
and us.
Messages
of love
and remembrance
and appreciation.

But children grow up
and teachers grow old
and people move away
and on,
and invitations
for the next generation
are forgotten,
and friendships
are dissolved
or wither
and die
from lack of care
or abuse.

This year,
our last here,
blossoms are few.
There is a cold,
constant rain,
and even if there were flowers,
there would be few to
grant bouquets to.

Sorrow permeates
this day,
our last May Day
here in this
botanical wonderland,
where everything grows
and blooms
and thrives
except cacti
and prickly pear.
Ironic that,
as our time here
dies,
Spring is so slow
to arrive.

I would take a photo
of the late dogwood blossoms
and the just-emerging,
faintly-scented lilacs,
but my battery
just died.

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The Gardener, The Petals Unfolding: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

October 4, 2016

The gentle petals /
unfolded with the gardener’s/
tender attention.

I Wish The Gardens Were Open: Revolutionary ImproVerse Rhyming Haiku

November 19, 2014

Out of the garden, inspired blossoms glowThough the gardens are/
closed, inspiration and light/
still blossoms and glows.
OR
Though the gardens are/
closed, the inspiration and/
the light still blossoms.

Spring Transit: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku

April 20, 2014

As she smells blossoms,/
her radiant face glows. I’m/
in Eden’s garden.

In The Shadow Of Death, Life Blooms: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

November 11, 2013

In the death of an/
apricot tree I planted,/
blooms a lone pink rose.

Making The Desert Blossom: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Rhyming Haiku

September 3, 2012

Desert rose blossoms in Red Butte Garden, Salt Lake City, UtahPioneers were told:/
“Make the desert blossom as/
a rose!” So they did.

Planting Mind Seeds: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

August 16, 2012

Seeds get planted in/
my mind. They blossom and grow,
and I can’t stop them.
or
I plant seeds in my/
mind. They blossom and grow. I/
can’t seem to stop them.

Respecting Mother Nature: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

August 25, 2011

Beneath the shadow of Mt. Rainier, lupine, indian paintbrush and other wildflowers bloom.
Amidst splendor /
caused by sunset light and wild blooms,/
i remove my hat.

A Rose First Blossoming: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

August 6, 2011

Rose First Blooming Haiku -- Peach-orange rose from CyranoWriter's garden
Not knowing who first/
rose to see this, I’ll just say/
I’m glad feelings bloomed.

Streamside Office: Revolutionary Email Haiku

May 20, 2011

Spring plum blossoms bloom./
Wireless, I connect streamside./
Look! My new office!