Go outside and sit among the flowers and see what comes out.
 
 
 
 


went to beauty spot # 4

the one with the white heron

straightening and curving his neck

in search of something

 

white flowers with a yellow center

delectible as orange icepops with

vanilla centers strewn along the

sweet goodie paths of my youth

 

children climbing a little mountain

outcrop in Olmstead's visionary

place their colors sparking off the

grey solidity of rock like fire crackers

 

at 59th the tall regal towers were

reflecting themselves into the lake

solid melting into liquid taking

a leap into the sunlit waters

 

and I was saying zenlike prayers

declaring myself reborn wise sane

stressless green flowering well

loving hopeful transformed in spring

 

Sue Machlin, NYC

 

 
Dear Utah,
 
common 
paintbrush
bluestem 
penstemon
hairy 
goldenaster
showy 
stoneseed
newberry 
twin 
pod
purple 
sage
 
Sincerely,
 
woolly 
locoweed
 
 
 

  -Jill Magi, Brooklyn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here's what came out of writing assingment!

 

Strawberry pots filled with "hen and chickens", marigolds, coleus, dahlias and all laden with blooms, lilacs, rhododendrons, and bridal wreath bushes.  Bleeding hearts, dandelions (yellow flowers, seed pods on a stem, or culinary greens, whichever you prefer), curly parsley, culinary basil ready for seasoning, mint for making "mint juleps" on "Derby Day", onions planted on a warm February day (ready to pull), tomatoes and sweet peppers yet to be planted, topsoil.  Squirrels jumping from tree to fences then yard gathering food stored in places that only they know.  Wood bees hovering(standing guard) then chasing whatever moves and hitting like a bullet.  Oak trees blooming and beginning to leaf out, corn planting time when the leaves are squirrel ears size (a old saying my Dad taught me)!  Pollen covered vehicles, rain clouds that will hopefully drift my way and save me dollars.  Robins, cardinals, mocking birds flitting  from tree to tree to find a nesting place.  Roaring lawn mowers and traffic.  Just out of sight and north of here, cheers for the "Legends"(a farm team for "Houston Astros) and for horses at "Keeneland's Spring Meet", no bets, no wins!

"A Bluegrass Spring!" 

 

Lois Webster-Woosley

Kentucky

 

 

 

mourning the bluebonnets

color shade that shuns the shade

lupine-less Texas

 

Willard Vega         San Anto, Tejas