Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Succulent green shoots
test the air
Like timid toes into the lake.

Searching for light
Feeling for warmth

Bursting forth
Like the sun on the horizon
Pale buds unfurl

Until, fulblown,
Bright yellow trumpets,
In a tide of jonquils.

Reveille, reveille
They shout:
Welcome spring!



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely Images..
thanks for spending time and sparing your ideas on web

7:18 AM  
Blogger Tess Kincaid said...

They are like little green toes testing the water! Lovely imagery, Rel.

7:37 AM  
Blogger Enchanted Oak said...

A beautiful tribute to the trumpet of spring...
Magpie Daffodil

9:48 AM  
Blogger Unspoken said...

They do shout of spring!

4:41 PM  
Blogger Churlita said...

Beautiful...The season and your poem.

5:10 PM  
Blogger Vicki Lane said...

Reveille! Of course! The perfect image for these little trumpets!

5:47 PM  
Blogger Peter Goulding said...

A bit like your poetry, Rel - bursting forth with pride!

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Angie Muresan said...

Your words and your photo, so lovely and serene.

6:20 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Yes, wake up, wake up...Spring is finally here...and I weary of the cold and dreary!

such a seemingly simple flower with such power as to be a muse for us all.

6:39 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

What a gracious analogy..... and Rel, I smile back at daffodils too!

6:55 PM  
Blogger Lyn said...

Reveille, they shout...indeed!! A great welcome!

8:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dandi-lion wine. Of course, the perfect libation for spring.

9:39 PM  
Blogger Eric S. said...

Love the anticipation. Great poem.

11:34 PM  
Blogger Hausfrau said...


7:50 AM  
Blogger christine said...

I love that last verse...
Reveille, reveille they shout..

Perfect spring poem.


9:32 AM  
Blogger Jan of Thousand Acres said...

Welcome spring... lovely visuals, wonderful poetry.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

your words paint such the beautiful picture...and spring is in full bloom here!

6:37 PM  
Blogger Aoife.Troxel said...

Welcome Spring indeed!

8:12 AM  

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