Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Spring Poem

Spring Portrait
Linda O’Connell © April, 2011

Splash the barren earth with daffodils,
streak golden sunlight o’er the hills.

Smudge hedgerows purple, dark and light;
tint forsythia and azalea blossoms bright.

Swab ruby rouge on pansy cheeks,
daub dainty smiles that glow for weeks.

Smear winter’s lawn in sage and jade.
Paint spring on every stem, and branch, and blade.

13 comments:

Susan said...

I like your poem, Linda. It's very, very nice. Susan

irishoma said...

Great images and word choices! Wish I could write poetry, but my skills are limited to Limerciks--and not very good ones.

donna

Odie Langley said...

Great poem Linda, have an awesome day.

Claudia Moser said...

Another good one :) Wish I'd have your talent!

Bookie said...

Such a colorful greeting to find here this morning!

Diane said...

Vivid and so lovely! :O)

Thisisme. said...

I loved your poem today, and you managed to get quite a few spring flowers & shrubs into it!

Linda O'Connell said...

Hi my dear readers,
I am so glad my poems this week have pleased you or made you smile. Some of my poetry is not as pleasant. Perhaps I will share some of it. Perhaps?

Tammy said...

Oh, that "ruby rouge" really made me smile. Lovely! And I for one would love to hear your not-pleasant poems, too!

Linda O'Connell said...

Hello to Vicki Rocho and Odie and all the rest of my followers.

Okay Tammy, I will bare my soul and show you, tomorrow. It's terrifying to put myself out there like this when everyone regards me as a Chicken Soup writer, you know?

Jennifer Brown Banks said...

Linda,

Loved the imagery and the rhyme scheme. You go girl!

Janet, said...

Good poem. I love the way the words flow.

Lynn said...

Very nice!