Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sunday Serenity

First Crocus

This morning, flowers cracked open
the earth’s brown shell. Spring
leaves spilled everywhere
though winter’s stern hand
could come down again at any moment
to break the delicate yolk
of a new bloom.

The crocus don’t see this as they chatter
beneath a cheerful petal of spring sky.
They ignore the air’s brisk arm
as they peer at their fresh stems, step
on the leftover fragments
of old leaves.

When the night wind twists them to pieces,
they will die like this: laughing,
tossing their brilliant heads
in the bitter air.

~ Christine Klocek-Lim

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xoabb
expect...spring!

21 comments:

  1. I think spring is on it's way. Finally.

    Like your crocus photos.

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  2. beautiful... cloudy cold and raining here :)

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  3. GORGEOUS! And the poem is nice, too!

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  4. And it's gonna be a warm day today!!!

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  5. I love the colors of the crocus, purple, lilac, gold. Beautiful - D

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  6. So lovely .. as is the poem ..

    stop by around noon and tell me what the name of the flower I am posting then is .. xo

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  7. It's on the way here! Lovely crocus once agan! Keep them coming!

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  8. Before I got to the end, I thought you'd written that and was going to comment that you should quit your day job and write!!
    Perfect words to accompany your beautiful spring photos!

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  9. I am so jealous right now. Those are so pretty. Congrats on them finally blooming.

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  10. So pretty! The poem is really nice too. It's snowing at my house. :(

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  11. Perfect combination of art and words this rainy Sunday morning.

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  12. Okay, I have to know. Is it the camera you use or just the fact that you have a great eye? This is stunning!

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  13. Did you really hack into MPM's account and post on Kate's blog? Shame on you. By the way, what's her password?

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  14. Beautiful, beautiful photo. The light is gorgeous. And the poem, also lovely.

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  15. OMG! I have never seen such open and beautiful crocus!

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  16. Annie: Love the close-up of the Crocus. That and Snowdrops are the only thing I have blooming.

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a thought. It's appreciated! xoabb