spring…almost…

tulips!

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

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2 Responses to “spring…almost…”

  1. 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

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