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Just as Springtime begins to open her eyes
There comes an icy fingertip tap tapping her shoulder
“Remember me?” whispers the voice of Winter

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Day 11 of National Poetry Month 2017

Words and image by Cicely Robin Laing © 2017

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Spring is late…
and I wait…
Stuck in this cold dirt bed
The sun has warmed the asphalt
The sun has warmed the roof
The sun has warmed that abandoned tire
and still I lay here in the dirt
It’s cold beneath this blanket
of Winter’s crusty white reminder…
Come on warmth
Come on rain
Come on storms
Come on worms and hungry birds
Come on crawling bugs and wooly spiders
Come on tendrils pushing forth…
I have fresh spikes of green awaiting
to be the first weeds of Summer…
Let’s break open the hope of Spring…
My belly is full and round
filled with Autumn’s splendid plunder
My roots are bearing down to ground
I’m ready to birth with glorious thunder
a golden bloom…
a fragrant womb…
a bee’s perfume…
an end to my slumbering tomb…

but Spring is late…
and I have to wait…
and wait…
and wait..
and wait.
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Day 9 of National Poetry Month 2017

Words and image by Cicely Robin Laing © 2017

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Upon my Mother’s face I dance…

Her eyes the green of early Spring…

She gave me life and told me lies…

And taught me how the fairies sing…

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Day two… Image two… Poem two….

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National Poetry Writing Month

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Words and Image by Cicely Robin Laing ©2015

 

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My bearded iris has no beard…

No, it has this fuzzy yellow thing…

That it sticks out at me like a tongue…

and teases me silly with every Spring…

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If a flower could say “Na-na-nana- nah!” this would be the one to do it…

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But I have no such excuse… Today is my catch up day… so here is the second one.

My August Project … “A Flower a Day – Garden Portraits 2014″…

Day twenty-nine… on day 30th.

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Photography and words by Cicely Robin Laing © 2014

 

 

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Beneath an umbrella of green…

A delicate blossom of white bobs it’s head…

Hidden from all but the bees and ladybugs…

An early friend of Spring…

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As Summer turns all to brown in the heat of August,
It’s nice to remember the cool sweetness of Spring.

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My August Project … “A Flower a Day – Garden Portraits 2014″…

Day thirteen… a little late… again…

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Photography and words by Cicely Robin Laing © 2014

 

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May Apple…

Beneath the umbrella of Spring…
A delicate flower of white hangs it head…
Hoping to capture attention…
Of little friends on wings…

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Image and Words by Cicely Robin Laing © 2014

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In the evening sun the caterpillars barely notice the view… they just keep eating… and eating… and eating…

Sometimes I like to sit next to the caterpillars and listen to the sounds of their rhythmic munching… and the occasional “clop” sound of their little poops drop to the floor of the cage. When the milkweed runs low and the big cats get to arguing over who should be eating what… they rear back their heads and bounce a bit in displeasure. They also release a funny sharp smell… not totally unpleasant… but certainly meant to chase someone off. Best to keep them well fed and comfortable.

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Please plant milkweed for our traveling monarchs… and choose carefully clean, pesticide free flowering plants for them to feed on. You will be rewarded not only by helping the monarchs… other bees, butterflies and moths… even humming birds will love you for it!

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Photography by Cicely Robin Laing© 2014


 

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