Thursday, April 3, 2008
Watch with me for the coltsfoot bloom
early in the spring
before the freezing weather leaves,
its bright golden petals the
harbingers of sun.
Seek out the small spring beauties
softly pink and white,
like snow blushing on warming ground.
Inhale the sweetness of their scent;
step carefully around their fragile lives.
Search in dry dead leaves
for larkspur, phlox, and trout lilies.
Break the stem of bloodroot;
see the red blood spill
on white waxy blooms.
Wait for the flaming of the red fire pink,
look under green velvet leaves
for the hidden bloom of wild ginger,
glory in hillsides clothed in trillium
turning white to pink to red.
Love this place.
Love it like I do.
Dig your feet in dark damp earth,
grow roots and stay.
Photos in order: trillium, wild geranium, bluets