April Ryan | Mar 30, 2018, 7:32 p.m.
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.
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