I keep hoping that drawing spring-y doodles will bring the spring… so far it’s not happening though! We’re even supposed to get some snow tonight!! Anyway, we can gaze at a picture of flowers if not see them in the garden quite yet.
UPDATE: Poem from Tom – let’s celebrate (almost) spring!
These purple bells in silence ring
The welcome peels of newborn Spring
To Winter’s cloak shrug off and fling
Just listen to the flowers sing!
Here’s a doodle I hope you’ll like. Although I was drawing with nothing in particular in mind, I like the flow and looseness of the sketch. Sometimes when I have something too specific to draw, I lose that.
UPDATE: Poem from Tom! Thanks Tom!!
Random greens and purples too
thrown randomly together
like lilies in the fields astrew
or filigrees on feathers
catch the eye and form a shape
of flouncing fancy fun,
in the summer brightly draped
beneath the rising sun.
I was feeling like spring even though the weather isn’t! So here is a spring inspired doodle of tulips. They are so ephemeral – such a brief blossoming and then they’re gone. So enjoy them when they’re here!! (but that’s not yet if you live in the same part of the country that I do… but soon, soon.
UPDATE: New spring poem from Tom – with tulips and more….!
Bright tousled heads all ruffled by the wind
that blows from hither, thither, also yon:
tumultuous Spring, you’re melting Winter, skinned
in snowy cloaks you shed with every dawn.
The tulips toss and tarry for a time
that’s short by human reckoning but then
they spread green leaves to warming Summer climes
while letting petals drop into the fen
of Winter pools where snow-melt lies so still
uncertain of its role in coming days,
should Frost return and give the tulips thrills
while riding through the roller-coaster haze.
Brief vernal flower remind us of the Spring
and all the joy that Summer soon will bring!