|photos by PSC / 2015|
“Earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wandering a new neighborhood,
unfamiliar woods, I’m searching
for old friends, expecting only
of skunk cabbage greets me,
surfeit of fine green ferns, but
blossoms are what I’m seeking and
they are patently absent. Knowing
my old haunt is surely sprouting
flowers in a variety of shades today
(reds, yellows, purples, pale lavenders)
leaves me feeling friendless
in this foreign place, until
a population of peepers
begins trilling a familiar tune.
Without further warning,
I’m tripping over a patch
of friendly yellow flowers –
tiny little trout lilies
swimming in these woods
and I am welcomed.
HAPPY EARTH DAY 2015!
The above poem is written in response to Robert Lee Brewer's Poetic Asides APRIL PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge for DAY 22 (a nature poem): 2015-april-pad-challenge-day-22
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