chocolate is a verb

colors, flavors, whims and other growing things

there is all this…

pink tree peony with raindrops
…a whisper of rain on the roof; spruce aglow with furry new growth; red rhododendron in full fanfare, visible from four blocks away; rain-drenched wood fence the perfect backdrop for every spring color; dogwood barking pink, pink, pink, pink; crabapple’s spill of cerise petals on the patio; a single sparrow whose plangent serenade from the top of the smoke tree persists through every hour of daylight; the blizzard of white plum blossoms now turned to fruit the size and shape of a grain of rice; an evening rainbow against a charcoal sky; the fragrance of turned soil; a neighborhood walk at dusk revealing a chorus—hundreds, perhaps—of frogs, heard but unseen in a backyard pond behind a hedge; raindrops pearling on blue-green hosta leaves; three pale blooms on the tree peony, each wrapping a luscious confection of pollen; the long, long twilight of spring…


8 responses to “there is all this…

  1. Pat Hunt May 4, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Loved this poem and photo!! xo

  2. jik May 4, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Thank you! I didn’t really think of it as a poem, but… xo

  3. jik May 4, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Thanks, Jennifer — lots of beatiful, indeed!

  4. Kim Bultman May 4, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Vivid wordage… love this!

  5. jik May 4, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Thank you, Kim!

  6. susanissima May 5, 2014 at 12:14 am

    Delicious impressions, Judy.

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