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
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!"
mourning the bluebonnets
color shade that shuns the shade
Willard Vega San Anto, Tejas