Monday, March 21, 2005

happy second day of spring!

Spring Isn't

Spring isn't pallid snowdrops
shyly coil'd in chilly Feb.
It isn't jewel primulas
or burgeoning rhodo's red.

Not hyacinths poking through dirt
or blossom bursts of plum,
not heather clumps abuzz once more
with bees that float and hum.

Not tulips or camellias
unfurling on the scene,
nor lilacs or forsythia
soon giving way to green.

But in the vernal equinox
'midst sprouting oats and flaxes
it's bureaucrats whose grasping hands
insist I spring for taxes.

--V.Nesdoly 2004

(This ditty won the author a packet of flower seeds (!) in Inscribe's Short and Silly Contest, Spring 2004.)

Now for some real spring poems, go here and here.

Hat-tip: Wittingshire


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