Spring Blooms

Sharing Stories

Sweet Spring flowers for April


Spring blooms—daffodil yellow

Pathway mud-puddle, valley hill

Westside stray, solitary daffodil

singing hymns, wanting to catch

Horns blowing, up hillside patch

Spring blooms—daisy Easter bonnet

Along one lane a wistful daisy settles

wearing love-me, love-me-not petals

Dance bebop, breezy-swiveling—hidden pluck

Cloaked by sweet-clover—four-leaf good-luck

Spring blooms—Valley Tulip Festival

Tulip fields splashing rainbow layers

Bulbs bright cup, farm fresh players

Heartfelt declaration, bouquet flowers

Grown in sunshine, pours April showers

Spring blooms—dandelion roars

Sunburst rays cover grass

Called a weed, color brass

Dandy yellow crown—Easter finery

But wait a week—dandelion winery

Spring blooms—fragrant varieties

Early egg hunts dyed pretty and funny

Marshmallow duck, chocolate bunny

Easter dinner baked ham aroma, inspire drools

Spring surprise! Easter Sunday, plus April Fools

April Ryan is a loyal member of Ariele Huff’s Friday ongoing writing group at Edmonds Senior Center. Her work is frequently published in Northwest Prime Time’s print version and in Sharing Stories.

SHARING STORIES is a weekly column for and about the 50 plus crowd living in the Puget Sound region. Send your stories and photos to ariele@comcast.net. Tell local or personal stories; discuss concerns around aging and other issues; share solutions, good luck, and reasons to celebrate; poems are fine too. Pieces may be edited or excerpted. We reserve the right to select among pieces. Photos are always a plus and a one-sentence bio is requested (where you live, maybe age or career, retired status, etc.).

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