Thursday, May 15, 2008

everywhere in the garden

buds are forming
life is leaning out
perched waiting
to fly into bloom

and I keep holding my breath
excitedly waiting
forced to tighten the reins on the wild spirit, bursting, chanting "BLOOM BLOOM BLOOM!"
I tell her, no, now is not the time for running forward
missing where we are
be where you are, settle into this moment,
the moment before
the beauty of hundreds of buds everywhere in the garden not yet in bloom


strugglingwriter said...

Beautiful words and nice pictures.

Is that second picture of peony bushes? If so, yours are a bit further along than ours.

Taffiny said...

(not) Struggling,


Yes it is. That is the first one I planted and she is further along than her two sisters which were planted a year later.

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

Oh wow, spring so beautifully captured in words and images!
You are soooo lucky to be able to grow paeonies!

Taffiny said...



I do feel lucky to be able to grow peonies :)

Why can't you there? (is it too warm?)