Thursday, April 12, 2012

Cannot Take Spring for Granted

           Poetry Friday can be enjoyed with Anastasia at her Booktalking blog.  Go read some poems to start your weekend right!
           I came upon the final line yesterday morning, seeing a field full of dandelions.  Other flowers speak to us, but only these appear unwanted and unloved, yet they persist.  I see the poetry in them, even as I dig them up from the cracks of my sidewalk, the corners of my flower beds, the sides of the garden gate.  

Crocuses blurt,
Daffodils cheer,
Hyacinths tease,
Pansies whisper,
Tulips boast,
Forsythias sing,
Lilacs command,









but
dande-lions
ROAR:

IT’S SPRING!
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And-Remember to check on the Poetry Tag Group shown at the right!  And find Jama Rattigan's blog post at Jama's Alphabet Soup  to discover so many Poetry sites in the kidlitosphere doing wonderful things!  Cathy, at Merely Day By Day, is joining Mary Lee, at A Year of Reading in a poem a day this month. Other daily poem writers include Amy at The Poem Farm, and Donna at Mainely Write.  Plus Greg Pincus of Gotta Book has just published his first E-book.  See his blog that tells all about it here!


 TULIP: photo credit: Thomas Hawk via photopin cc
 forsysthia:  photo credit: mtsofan via photopin cc

26 comments:

  1. Love the poem and all the pictures are a bright accompaniment! Spring is a treasure with all that it brings. Thanks for the poem that started my day. :)

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    1. Thanks, Betsy. It was fun to imagine what these flowers would say!

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  2. Linda, I think my favorite is "forsythias sing." Because isn't the word "forsythias" very song-like? And the flower! Yes, they do sing. They sing, "it's SPRING." Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I agree, but figuratively they really do blast one awake because they are so flashy, from a long way away!

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  3. Thank you for encouraging me to listen to the flowers. I smiled at those roaring dandelions, who, I, too, kind of love.

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    1. Fleeting roars, I guess, Jeannine. thank you!

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  4. Thank you, Linda, for letting us hear from the flowers today! LOVE those toasting tulips. :0) (I like dandelions, too - so many wishes!)

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    1. Dandelions have been assigned true summer pest status, important in the eye of the beholder, but still beautiful. Thanks Robyn.

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  5. Lovely bouquet of blossoms and words, Linda. Hooray for the dandelions' roar!

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    1. Oh, I could have named it "bouquet". Thanks Jama!

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  6. Love your poem, Linda. As my brother-in-law says, "there are no weeds, only misplaced plants." Happy spring!

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    1. Thank you Carmela. I love the quote! Very true! She is wonderful.

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  7. I love the image of forsythias singing. We have some singing by our mailbox right now... and, unfortunately, we have too many roaring dandy-lions lounging on our lawn.

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    1. Forsythias are so, so bright they must be singing, in celebration, to brag, to announce! Who knows, but they are nearly our earliest here.

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  8. That was fun! I'm looking at the forsythias outside in a new way at the moment...

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    1. Thanks Tara. Now I am looking at things a bit differently too!

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  9. Those tulips really DO look boastful!

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  10. Hi there Linda, I love how full of sunshine this post is. Brought me 'comfort' today. :)

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    1. Just a little poem imagining all these speaking to me. I thought of it as I talked to the flowers i'm seeing all the way to work. Thanks, Myra!

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  11. It has been a wonderful start for a Saturday - forsythias singing here and daffodils dancing at NoWaterRiver. In Estonia we have had only snowdrops peeking out. I can't wait for the green on the trees and colors on the ground. The late arrival of spring adds gloominess to the mood of people. So I turn to the poems and pictures to cheer me up. I now spring will come eventually.

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    1. I love the flowers, but I also love that I don't have to wear a coat, scarf, hat anymore! Amazingly, Terje, we have snow in the forecast for tomorrow! April is certainly interesting! Thanks!

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  12. Linda,
    The pictures are delightful. They add great dimension to your poem. They just sparkle.

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    1. Thank you Ruth. I took most, & grabbed some from Photo Pin. I got teased at school because a couple of people saw me outside taking pics of dandelions. Funny!

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  13. HA! Great ending! I wondered where you were going with it, and hoped it wouldn't end with the pictures...I was not disappointed!! (great pics)

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  14. Thanks Mary Lee. Always fun to surprise.

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