Wednesday, April 28, 2010

3WW- Depart, Ignite, Rotten


Everywhere

the daffodils

bow to springs last storm

and are waiting



for the sun to ignite.

All day

in my warm and cozy impatience

of our long winter



I'm watching them,

green stalks bending

heads laying down,

their petals


swaddled like a babe

learning to trust,

lying on the ground.

I have only one thought



when will the sun arrive.

I wish for them

to rise

the snow to depart



like a phoenix rising up

through rotten ashes

awaiting

the rebirth.





Northern CA is having a very long winter. I wrote this while drinking my coffee this morning, watching my daffodils through a light snow.

19 comments:

anthonynorth said...

Nicely done. A decent sun has arrived, now, where I am. It's welcome after our worst winter for 30 years.

Tammy Brierly said...
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Annie said...

Dear Tammy,

I was looking off to the east and north at lunch today and was thinking of you and Biene. The clouds were laying on the distant hills with such oppression. Snow is in the forecast.

Stay warm,
Annie

Lilibeth said...

We are finished with the snow and well into the winds of spring, but I felt your poem a month ago and I'm struck by the way we also trust and await rebirth.

bunnygirl said...

This is a nice little ode to a late-arriving Spring. I hope the warm weather settles in soon for you. If not, I'll send you some of mine, since we always have it to spare here on the Gulf Coast.

Thomma Lyn said...

What a lovely poem! I hope Spring's warmth finds you soon.

Tabor said...

This has absolutely got to be the LAST snow storm for you!

Crystal Phares said...

Beautiful. Very well done.

Nancy said...

You are just so good Tammy. It thrills me to read your entries again. (How's that book coming along?)

Love,
Nancela

Amity said...

Nice thoughts on nature!

And like a phoenix, I wish to rise from the ashes, stronger as ever!

Thanks for sharing a beautiful poem Tammy!

Dee Martin said...

this had such a warm, lazy, hopeful feel to it. I wanted to wrap myself up in it.

Nora Joss said...

I enjoy poems on spring. They are full of hope and positive energy! I am so happy to see winter end too! Good work!

Becca said...

It's great reading your poetry again. This one is stunning...sometimes life is just ike a long, hard winter, isn't it?

Carina said...

Those daffodils always make me think, "We made it!"

Lovely poem!

THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

Wow. I have never seen daffodils in snow.

Timothy P. Remp said...

Wonderful, touching piece.

-Tim

http://timremp.blogspot.com/2010/04/hiram-grange-devils-dancers.html

pieceofpie said...

hi tammy i like this new look... of course pink is a perfect color and everything is pink as far as im concerned... love this winter spring poem... rising outta the ashes... rebirth every morning with a new dawn... that's our choice... it is good to see you back to blogging... take care...

Lisa said...

Thanks for the poem and the song, just what I needed before going of to sleep.

flaubert said...

Que Bonita!
Pamela