Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Befriended (2015 APR PAD - Day 22)



photos by PSC / 2015

“Earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
Befriended



Wandering a new neighborhood,

unfamiliar woods, I’m searching

for old friends, expecting only

disappointment.  Surplus

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.

PSC/2015


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
 COME PLAY WITH US!


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4 comments:

  1. Love the title, the narrative, the photo. I feel like I am there with you, Pamela!

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  2. This unfolded so gently and beautifully.

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    1. Thank you, Buddah -- glad you enjoyed it. :)

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