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!
Copyright (C) 2011 Tom Radcliffe
image (cc) 2011 Hilary Farmer