Pear tree blossoms
as the stars,
packed into constellations
individual as the eye,
purity of milk and diamonds,
whitecaps of oceans
into another dream,
lost moments found,
of skeletal branches
putting on fat and flesh,
garbed in gowns of organza,
taffeta and voile,
of golden green,
and crimson of the maples,
descend from the heavens,
dip into the tin paint
gallons of the rainbow,
morph into manifold
forms of delight,
crayola of corollas
upon the vibrant grass.
by D. G. Vachal © 2013
I feel like sitting under that tree … thanks for taking me there … even just for a moment 🙂
Thank you, Heidi. This is the tree I love most in our backyard — I could gaze up at the clumps of flowers for a long time, just drinking in the profusion of beauty. I am glad I was able to share this view with you! 🙂
The photograph – very soothing. Your words lovely, as always. A refreshing pick-me-up for this morning. Thank you Dee 🙂
So happy you found this photograph I took of our backyard pear tree soothing, Eric, and that the words of this poem was refreshing for your morning. Peace and blessings, Dee
honestly I’m speechless ! There’s so much bounty for every one of the physical and spiritual senses to dabble in, the robust delicacy of your images are perfectly unpredictably grand!
Oh Deb, thank you so much. I am so touched by the experience you garnered from reading this poem. It is quite humbling and uplifting at the same time. All my best, Dee
Exceptional. You have a gift of reminding the reader of color, of bringing about in the readers own mind what he or she has seen before – but now, after reading your work – there are descriptions for what was seen. The beauty of being able to remind the reader of what is familiar gives us a very important gift – we go out again, with your descriptions – and say “yes, that’s it, she was right – there is the golden green the poet gave me.” Very well done.
Thank you, Sandra, for pointing out a gift within me that I have not seen before! Somehow your words make me a little bit more thankful to be alive. More than that, you are a gift to me. All my best, Dee
Pure magic, Dee……… I close my eyes now and see the colors, and feel the fragrant blooms folding around me…….. Spring does indeed percolate! It brews within our cup until we cannot resist the drinking! I love this……..truly magical. ~ Love ever, Bobbie
Dear Bobbie, I knew somehow you would enhance and give more depth and dimension to the meaning behind the word “percolate” — you have described it in the most perfect way imaginable as it relates to this poem. Thank you for your lovely presence. Love, Dee
Thank you, so happy that you like this poem!
Thank you for your lovely visit! It’s a pleasure to know you like this poem! Best wishes, Dee
You are welcome 🙂
I’ve clicked thro’ from Eric’s site, Dee, and I am so glad I did,. … lovely descriptive poem… and gorgeous photo of the tree with branches fully swathed … dressed to please every eye. xPenx
Thank you, Penny. It is a pleasure to have you visit my site, and grateful to Eric for directing you here. I apologize for the delayed response as I am currently traveling with intermittent internet connectivity. I look forward to visit your site soon! All my best, Dee
Love the picture and the image of spring percolating. Thanks.
Thank you, John, I’m glad you stopped by to visit. All the best, Dee
HI Dee. The lovely Eric invited us to visit you. I am glad I did. I love this poem. I’ll be perusing your work here soon. It’s late here and I’m off t bed for a little poetry reading and a deep nights sleep.
Dear Jeanne, how lovely of you to visit my blog, and I am grateful to Eric for directing you here. It is uplifting to know you loved this poem. I apologize for the delayed response, as I am currently traveling with unpredictable internet connectivity. I look forward to perusing your site soon! All my best, Dee
A beautiful ode to spring and all its beauty…the very first poem of yours i’ve read
and certainly not the last! You have such a talent for capturing the fragility and beauty in nature. =)
Thank you so much, QueridaJ! I apologize for the delayed response as I have been traveling. Looking forward to visiting your blog! Best wishes, Dee
I have nominated you for a very special Award check it out on my blog.
Thank you so much, Melody for nominating my site. I apologize for the delayed response as I have been traveling. Blessings, Dee