Blossom Me

Sunny daffodils, wave your ruffled heads.
Delicate cherry blossoms loosed by spring breeze,
softly, silently, rain pink petals upon all below.
Candy-cane red and white tulips stand tall
beside double-layered pinks and yellows.
Soon bleeding hearts will dangle gently
over sweetly petite lilies of the valley.
And lanes will burst forth with lilac blooms,
myriad shades of purple perfuming the air.
Bedazzle me, Mother Nature.
I am so ready for your greening,
most especially
after this long reclusive year!

Written for Open Link Night at dVerse, the virtual pub for poets around the globe. Today we go LIVE at 3 PM Boston time and folks have the opportunity to visit, put faces and voices with author’s names and read aloud if they wish. Come join us! Link is on the dVerse site, at 3 PM Boston time.

Also posted at Day 15 NaPoWriMo.

Photos all taken around our building here in Boston, at the Public Gardens and at the Harvard Arboretum….in past years. Spring is still trying to green this year!

16 thoughts on “Blossom Me

  1. sanaarizvi April 15, 2021 / 4:24 pm

    This is incredibly gorgeous, Lillian! Woww! 😀 Such a burst of colour and bouts of buoyancy here especially; “And lanes will burst forth with lilac blooms, myriad shades of purple perfuming the air.”💝💝


  2. ben Alexander April 15, 2021 / 4:29 pm

    This poem is pure refreshment. I can feel the sweet, fresh breeze on my face. Thank you, Lillian.



  3. Glenn A. Buttkus April 15, 2021 / 4:33 pm

    I love your photos, and the tone and feel of the piece is so uplifting. Your ode to the ode to the Spring rainbows is contagious


  4. Ken / rivrvlogr April 15, 2021 / 8:02 pm

    I agree with David. This is very refreshing. I enjoyed hearing you read it this afternoon.


  5. rothpoetry April 15, 2021 / 8:16 pm

    You have presented us with a flowering garden of delight! Spring is such a wonderful time. Soak up all you can. It passes pretty quickly!
    P.S. I am still working on you Monday prompt, creating an illustrated children’s book. Up to chapter 5 today…on my blog if you are interested!


  6. msjadeli April 15, 2021 / 8:26 pm

    Wonderful floral theater, and I loved each actor on the stage. I enjoyed hearing you read it as well.


  7. Ali Grimshaw April 16, 2021 / 12:00 am

    Great to hear you share this on the video recording. Lovely photos too.


  8. Reena Saxena April 16, 2021 / 1:32 am

    You did better than Wordsworth :), by inducing wistfulness of a difficult year.


  9. kim881 April 16, 2021 / 2:22 am

    Your poem is full of the joys and scents of spring, Lill, and the photos you took around your home are stunning! I think you know that tulips are my favourite flowers, I enjoyed the comparison with candy canes, and lily of the valley reminds me of my grandmother.


  10. Ingrid April 16, 2021 / 6:41 am

    ‘Bedazzle me’ – oh yes! I’m ready too. The neighbours have some magnificent tulips in their garden. You have captured that joyful rush of spring in bloom.


  11. merrildsmith April 16, 2021 / 12:23 pm

    This is a total delight–and it was so fun to hear you read it. Yes, we’re all ready for spring this year!
    Daughter in western Mass sent a video of snow falling there today.


  12. robtkistner April 16, 2021 / 6:06 pm

    This is colorful, delicate, and delicious Lillian. You delivered a wonderful reading of your beautiful poem yesterday.


  13. calmkate April 16, 2021 / 6:49 pm

    such a cheerful vibrant poem and photos, brightened my day thanks Lillian!


  14. kaykuala h April 18, 2021 / 10:57 pm

    I am so ready for your greening,
    most especially
    after this long reclusive year!

    There’s so much to look forward to in these trying times. You’ve said it right Lillian!



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