Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Spring Trysts


trout lilies / PSC 2014
trout lilies / PSC 2014
trillium / PSC 2014

Spring Trysts


I stumbled upon the trilliums today –
just popping through last autumn’s oak remains
(trout lilies’ leaves having peeked out days ago,
but Jack-in-the-pulpit, still in hiding)

They called out to me on the trail
wanting to have their picture taken
so I indulged them,
marveling at how quickly they’d grown,
(as they were nowhere to be seen just days before)
and pleased to see them, alive and well,
after such a long, cold winter. We visited a bit,
then went our separate ways, smiling, 
each happy to have seen the other.

I worry about them, at times, wondering
who will visit them when I’m gone?  (and:
who will watch out for this lovely place?)  

Every day I say goodbye
as if this might be our last tryst,  
like a slow, painful peeling away –
pulling a Band-Aid from a wound.
I worry & I hope
someone else will come along
to pick up
where I’ve left off

PSC/2014-Apr

Jack-in-the-pulpit / PSC 2011
trout lilies / PSC 2011
trillium / PSC 2011



Written for 2014 April PAD Challenge:  Day 22 – An Optimistic and/or Pessimistic poem: http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/2014-april-pad-challenge-day-22




4 comments:

  1. This poem is a real ode to spring for me, Pamela! Brings to mind my many walks to the woodlot at the back of our farm when I was growing up here in Ontario. The trillium is our provincial flower & it is such an awesome flower to see each year. I like your lines, especially, "We visited a bit,
    then went our separate ways, smiling,
    each happy to have seen the other." The joy is clear!

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    1. THANKS, Patricia! So glad you stopped by to enjoy this one. It takes a fellow wanderer to appreciate. Your lovely comments made my day. :-)

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    1. Ahhh, thanks, Mosk! I so appreciate the kind words! :-)

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