Sunday, May 16, 2010

posted by Dr. James G. Hood
Sunday, May 16, 2010

My wife is a writer.  The following poem appears on page 40 of her poetry book Frost of Spring Green.  With today’s gorgeous weather, it just seemed appropriate:

Lavender Visitors

It is springtime and purple lilacs burst.

Lavender fragrance effusive

bloats and explodes.

Action bypasses the

venerable lilac bushes, as cars

stroll down the curved lane.

Visitors gaze straight ahead.

Most do not notice spring blooms exposed.

Lilac flowerets strain to get the aliens’

attention, to seek recognition

in the stupor of the day.

Wise grandmother hears the

whisper of the purple-blush

blossoms and notices their tempera

mixed with the motion of time.

Hands on the dial of the clock

abet as the automobiles saunter forward

slowly.  Honeybees feast on thick

nectar of the beautiful, fragrant

lavender bliss.

Copyright © 2010 edition by Whispering Pine Press International, Inc.

I hope everyone has a relaxed Sunday.

Dr. James G. Hood

Frost of Spring Green may be purchased from Karen’s Bookstore by clicking here.

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