Spring has finally arrived in Connecticut. The weeping cherry trees, magnolias, and apple trees are in full bloom. Their beauty, and this painting by George Inness, inspired today’s poem.
After “Spring Blossoms, Montclair, New Jersey” by George Inness, 1891
Beneath a sea of blue,
the orchard has unfurled
a delicate veil
of pink and white,
and the bees are all abuzz.
Under silken petals,
that soon will fall
a farmer strides
toward the barn,
ready to tend
the newborn lambs.
© Catherine Flynn, 2015
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12 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: Spring Blossoms”
Beautiful. I adore: “a delicate veil
of pink and white”
Oh my goodness! The unfurling orchard… and lambs! Love!! Welcome spring, indeed! xo
Catherine, your poem is simply a lovely description of the gentle beauty of spring-a fitting tribute that is so serene in its visual effect. If you have a photo to accompany it let’s place it in Spring’s Symphony.
Beautiful, Catherine! I am all abuzz about this poetic stroll through such a lovely work of art.
What lovely images! Beautiful. 🙂
“Silken petals …like snow.” Your words make the image come alive.
It must be early — look at that moon! Last week, we had the exact same early morning moon, luminescent skies and blooming trees that glowed. Now it has rained, and we have green. And suddenly, shade. You can have him be a farmer, but I will choose to see a self-portrait of the painter…or me!
I love, love, love this poem – so delicate and perfect.
The poem and picture brought a sense of spring to me so powerfully I almost had to sneeze from the pollen. Oh, wait, that’s because the trees are blooming here, too. 😀
Thanks for sharing your poem, Catherine. AND for sharing that painting – so beautiful! I’m glad spring has sprung at last in your part of the world – and mine!