Laburnum

Laburnum
pods hang
in beige clusters.
Drab mockery of springtime
glory.

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Dangling

Dangling
golden fairy chandeliers;
the laburnum keeps its promise.

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This is a follow on from ‘Promise of Gold’ which you can read here.

Promise of Gold

Sugar-plum fairy crab-apple
blossoms begin to fade.
But look at the laburnum branches,
tipped with promise of gold.

Laburnum Blossom

Laburnum BlossomLaburnum blossom —
I remember childhood scare,
caterpillars wriggling in my hair;
you should have heard me scream!
Now no caterpillars to be seen
and butterflies all too rare,
fear all but forgotten.

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