Friday, March 27, 2009

something silly... just for spring

today i saw quite a wonderful thing,
there, on my window, the first bug of spring.
as i opened the door to shoo it away,
it flew off with a wink, and i heard it say:
"oh, red are the roots of the cormorant tree,
and orange the sap that flows all through me,
yellow's the color of all that is fair,
and green is a ribbon to wear in your hair.
blue are the clouds when the moonlight is bright,
and indigo sings like a nightingale's flight;
violet's the color of all that you are,
and clear is the love that shines through the stars..."

annie kelleher, march 08.

and in the spirit of aloha friday, gentle readers, what's your favorite thing about Spring?

and furthermore, the war will end. blessed be.


Laura Rose said...

That poem ROCKS!!!!!!!!!! Warmth is my favorite.

April said...

How long did that take you, Annie? I would have been working on that for days, weeks, possibly YEARS!!! Great job! For me, my favorite thing about spring is seeing flowers in bloom!

Dina said...

that poem is awesome...thanks for the compliments on my new blog i am so thrilled its done. come back by today for my 100th post, i would love your feedback...and i have a giveaway

Martha said...

"and white is the love that shines through the stars..."

Wow, thank you for this. I will post my wonderful award next week.
Thank you again and I hope you get your package soon.

Lynette said...

your so impressive
dont you just soak up this spring!

Divaeva said...

What a beautiful poem! Just what I needed to cheer me up! :)

Kathy said...


My favorite thing about spring is my favorite produce stand on Hwy 378 opening for business. They had annuals this morning along with the beautiful fruits and vegetables.

Juls said...

...usually warm weather and flowers in bloom, but since it's snowing today... I'm a little "springfused"... I really enjoyed the poem, great visual imagery

Rick said...

Well, that's lovely.

Rick said...

Mind if I set it to music? You could sing it!

Femin Susan said...

great poem...i liked your style of thinking...well composed!!!!
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Allison said...

Lovely poem ....a spring rainbow!

Kim said...

LOVE the poem! Just catching up on a week's worth of blogs - wow. My favorite thing about spring is the energy that wakens inside after slumbering all winter and the bud walks as I check out what is popping up in the yard. And furthermore, the war will end. Blessed be.

Veggie Mom said...'re a poet! Do you know it? Your feet probably show it...they're Longfellows, right? Happy Spring!

Walk in the Woods said...

Did you post this last year?

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

I love that Miss Annie and you are just a bright spot!!
Thanks fo much for your always sweet and encouraging comments. They mean more than you'll ever know!! (I'm gonna be just fine....right?? I know so, I can feel it. I have a peaceful heart about it).
Take good care and.......

Steady On
Reggie Girl