Saturday, May 7, 2011

this season

this season
means tulips pushing up defiantly
brazen icons of rebirth
wearing purple coats that refuse to bow
to a newborn bed of green

they signal the end of the silent gray
and the announce the first chords
of a jubilant song
telling the masses to rise to their feet
and get ready to dance

21 comments:

Reflections said...

Beautifully shared. Love the rise, the towering essence of the tulip.

Dave King said...

Excellent. Particularly the second stanza.

Old 333 said...

the tulips are awfully exuberant, aren't they? They don't even pass badly; a graceful self-disassembly when the time comes. Thanks for this - enjoyed it.

Timoteo said...

I'm ready!

Anna :o] said...

I'm ready too!

mindlovemisery said...

I love the metaphors

Martin H. said...

Tulips are one of my favourites, and I really liked this.

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lunawitch15 said...

Awesome! :)

ALIVE aLwaYs said...

Wow
youth like!

Marjorie said...

One of my favorite memories is of my mother planting tulip bulbs. And I remember when they bloomed. It was like a little miracle to me.

honeyhaiku said...

Digging this tremendously.

honeyhaiku said...

Digging this tremendously.

Ann Grenier said...

Tulips have popped up in all sorts of random places in my yard. Beautiful poem!

Margaret said...

dancing tulips! I loved this imaginative poem.

Ann Grenier said...

Delightful images and cheerful song. Love your poem.

Therapist Mumbles said...

Except, then it got cold and rained for the next eleven days and everyone got soggy, moldy and grumpy.

But maybe tomorrow the sun will reappear....

Anonymous said...

IRONICUS MAXIUMS!
MOVIE ABOUT PEDOPHILES!

Anonymous said...

Wolves?
Like in ....TERRY KEARNS?
KITCHENER, ONTARIO, CANADA?

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Olivia said...

Oh my my!
What a beautiful one.. Wait for me, let me put my dancing shoes on!

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