Daffodils and Dogwoods II – 2012

Muted rainbow hues
fluffed in clouds across the sky –
cautious dawn of spring

Blushing dogwood dawn
flirting while people still sleep
dreaming their secrets

Whispering wenches
festooned in their Sunday best –
tittering tales tales

Bonneted lassies
smiling golden in the sun –
Easter parade

Lemony ladies
bright heralds of the season
dancing in the light

Bunched in bold bouquets
daffodils beneath dogwoods
counting in colors

Luscious lollipops
succulent, tasty sweet
blooming April treat

Daffodil flower
lithe white-skirted confection
a tangerine treat

Merry marching band
trumpeting seasonal songs –
melody magic

Finished their fine show
dainty ballerinas bow
to bee-buzzed applause

Rosy-lipped maidens
delicate flower sweethearts
kissing the sunbeams

April’s blossoms wake
pink petals catching the dew –
an ephemeral delight


About J. Thomas Ross

Since retiring from a career as a high school English and history teacher, I've been pursuing a career as a writer. My main interest is in writing novels, but I've also written short stories and poetry and done a little editing on the side. I am currently working on a Young Adult novel. One of my poems - "Winter" - won an award at the 2010 Philadelphia Writers Conference, and you can find my fantasy short story "A Rock Is a Rock Is a Rock ... Or Is It?" in the anthology Tales of Fortannis: A Bard's Eye View, which is available in print and Kindle format from Amazon and as an e-book from Double Dragon Press.
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4 Responses to Daffodils and Dogwoods II – 2012

  1. Imelda Evans says:

    So lovely! Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures and words. They truly make the world seem puddle-wonderful, especially from the depths of a grey Melbourne winter! Thanks for visiting my blog, too.

  2. Such beautiful haiku and images…Spring went too fast here…

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