29 Mar 2017
Tags: aros, beauty, buds, daffodils, flowers, grass, potential, roadside, vases
deliberately snapped and scattered.
I gather them, fill my vases, so I at least
can enjoy their fleeting beauty.
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We have some wonderful grassy areas on the corner of our road, in front of our house. At the moment these are full of daffodils. But some low-life yobs seem to take great pleasure in breaking off the flower heads, some just buds, and scattering them. I can’t bear to see them lying on the ground unable to fulfil their potential so I pick them up and put them in vases. Fortunately there are still plenty growing, but everyday more have been scattered.
01 Apr 2016
in aros, Haiku
Tags: aros, breath, buds, chill, Magnolia, wind, winter
unfurl into the chill wind.
Winter’s dying breath.
11 Jan 2016
Tags: aros, buds, January Joy, lawn, snow, snowdrops
pushing through the lawn,
buds still furled.
More joy in store
when they finally
10 Jan 2016
Tags: buds, January, joyful, Magnolia, neighbour, tree
How joyful it is to see
new buds swelling
on my neighbour’s Magnolia tree.
03 Aug 2015
Tags: aros, beauty, buds, rose petals, summer
Rose petals fall,
new buds unfurl,
summer beauty continues.
27 Mar 2015
Tags: almost, aros, buds, Magnolia, time, waiting
Almost, but not quite;
Magnolia buds waiting to burst
when the time is right.
30 Jan 2015
in aros, Quotations
Tags: aros, branches, buds, cold, moon, sleeping, trees, winter
“A liquid moon moves gently among the long branches.
Having thus prepared their buds against a sure winter
the wise trees stand sleeping in the cold.”
This quotation is from ‘Winter Trees’ by William Carlos Williams
18 Apr 2014
Tags: aros, backcloth, ball gown, buds, cherry blossom, crab-apple, maiden, trees
Against a backcloth of white cherry blossom,
buds appear on the crab-apple tree
like clusters of bright red beads adorning
a modest maiden’s ball gown.
25 Apr 2013
Tags: aros, blossom, buds, Magnolia
Magnificent magnolia blossom
bursts from velvet buds
in a profusion of delicious creamy pink.
04 Dec 2012
Tags: buds, Magnolia, neighbour, promise, spring, winter
Winter begins and yet
on my neighbour’s Magnolia
the first signs of velvet-coated buds
promising Spring will follow.