4 Short Poems of Spring

by Corinne   Dec 31, 2006


Who would think
That petals of pink
Would make me smile
Would make me glad?
Or yellow blossoms
Upon a tree
Would rescue me
From the Isle of Sad?

Who would think
That I would write
So simply, not trying
To be profound
Who would think
That I could sing
Sing without making
A solitary sound

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I can put petals in my pocket, my love
And later, place them in your palm
But it's not the same
As walking through the garden
With you, linked arm in arm

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It seems I am too late
For the lilacs
Like myself
They are past their prime
But wait - there is a cluster yet
And it is fragrant still
Perhaps I too
Can stand outside of time

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If I could lay me down in a wood
Let roots entwine each limb
And allow chlorophylled grass
To cover over my corpuscular skin

I'd gladly give up this human life
Absorbed - transformed and be
Nourishment for this green world
And return all it's given to me

All 4 poems were written the same day as I walked through the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. That is why I felt they should all be together as one cohesive piece

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  • 6 years ago

    by Pink Butterfly

    I can see how inspired you are in writing such poems. All are adorable...Keep it up!!! God bless you!!!

    -Pink Butterfly-

  • 8 years ago

    by sneha

    I can put petals in my pocket, my love
    And later, place them in your palm
    But it's not the same
    As walking through the garden
    With you, linked arm in arm
    my fav lines.I enjoyed all the poems.excellent work.5

  • 8 years ago

    by Frozen hearT

    Wow... amazing.... i like these poems. no bet 5/5 for it

    (Who would think
    That I would write
    So simply, not trying
    To be profound
    Who would think
    That I could sing
    Sing without making
    A solitary sound)

    love these lines. i had a good read. i enjoy it
    it's beautiful.
    u really painted spring with ur words..
    once again i love ur poem.
    i'll take this to my fav list. =)

  • 10 years ago

    by Kim

    Another wonderful depiction of beauty Corinne! I especially loved the third poem :) Super splendid!

  • 10 years ago

    by robin milford

    These r beautiful they belong together.
    Thanks for your comment on "Dear God Thank You"