Thursday, March 4, 2010

Hoping For Spring


Photos taken by me @ The San Francisco Botanical Gardens



This is a guest post by Taylor Graham. Taylor, I so much appreciate your loyalty and friendship. Thank you so much for your poetry.


HOPING FOR SPRING


Gray sky lowering with just
a horizon-line
of light that moves beyond you.

The apple tree’s white petals
promise fruit. Tonight,
storm. Will weather strip each bud?

Wild geese whispering – they’ll
fly before morning:
March sounds its call of Leaving.

On the hilltop, one bare oak.
Remember, leafless
trees still can blossom with wings.

16 comments:

Margie and Edna said...

Margie: Those pictures sure give me hope as I sit here shivering. I'm so ready for Spring.

Priyanka Bhowmick said...

marvelous shots and lovely images in the poem...

rainfield61 said...

Write me a poem please. I am hoping for rain.

Bangchik said...

Winter is nice, placing the big white canvas in the garden for the greatest artist, Spring to splash color and redefine beauty. ~bangchik

Liz said...

The photos are beautiful and so is the poem. I hope spring comes early, I'm sure you're tired of snow already.

Happy Friday!

Icy BC said...

Perfect photos for such a great poem! Wonderful post, Jo!

B.Held said...

just marvelous!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Margie, lol, we've had weird weather here. One day it's in the 60's, the next it's storming and in the 40's.

Thanks Pryanka.

Rainfield, you want rain?

Bangchik, redefine beauty, I love that.

Liz, Where I live we never see snow. I have to take a trip up north to Tahoe to see snow so I enjoy seeing all the photos and posts on these blogs with Winter scenes.

Thank you so much, Icy.

Ratty said...

A wonderful poem that echoes my thoughts and anticipations of spring almost exactly. I really like this one.

DoanLegacy said...

Gorgeous flower trees and beautiful poem to anticipate on spring.

sewa mobil said...

Nice article,
Keep posting stuff like this i really like it.
God Bless you.

Edna / HandmadeDiva said...

Such beautiful trees. Can't wait for spring to sprung in these parts.

DK Miller said...

Beautiful trees and poem. The snow is finally melting here. Let's see if it lasts.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Ratty, yes, I agree this one is in my heart as well.

Doan, thanks so much for your kind words.

sewa, aw, thank you so much :)

Edna, lol, I'll keep bringing you Spring until it arrives.

Diane, lol, It won't be long now.

*MrsMartinez* said...

"Remember, leafless
trees still can blossom with wings"
I specially like these last lines as it gives new hope and a positive outlook like what we should in life!
xoxo

RNSANE said...

Beautiful pictures and poems. I loved my friend, Ruma2008's lovely ume blossoms in Japan and was so pleased he allowed me to put them on my blog header. Spring is definitely here in GA in spite of snow a little over a week ago. Jonquils are pushing up all over the place!!