After the rain


After the rain, pink buds

Burst with delicate scents reminiscent

Of rhubarb, rose and lemon.

Stepping through the glade, entranced,

Serenaded by tiny pearly drips

Cascading from blossom lips

And freshly opened leaves.

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First blossom


A delicious papery swathe,

Twinkling petals bathe in

Sunny rays.

Honey scented breezes

Flicks filigree flakes,

Freeing,

Whirling,

Parachuting

Into warm puddling lakes.

Raspberry tassles


Raspberry tassles, tantalize;

Dainty clematis dazzle;

Muscari like mini pyramids of lapis lazuli brighten shady corners

Whilst amethyst anemones smile

Even when their petals are tattered by windswept twigs.