Happy Poetry Friday! I’ve been patiently waiting for the weather to warm. The flowering plants are waiting too… I’m sharing a dizain poem and painting about my peonies and their journey this spring. I learned about the dizain from Molly Hogan’s lyrically moving dizain called Rainy Spring Lament that she wrote last week and decided to try one, thanks Molly.
I’m taking a weekend get-away to see the Whitney Biennial in NYC and hope to catch some of the Poetry Friday posts on my return.
Margaret Simon has graciously taken my place this week and is hosting the Poetry Friday Roundup at her blog Reflections on the Teche. Be sure to stop by her blog for your fill of poetry goodness! Thanks for hosting Margaret!
Ants on the peonies barely moving,
robust buds slightly shriveled and forlorn,
is their sweet nectar now disapproving,
the weather’s been withdrawn and woebegone.
And blooms–have they taken an about turn–
Will we miss their fine feathery fanfare,
their rich, enrapturing, awesome affair…
I’ve waited all year for their dainty dance,
delicate curtsy, and savoir-faire flare–
Here’s hoping warmth’l enhance their meager stance.
© 2019 Michelle Kogan
Addendum to the weather… Perhaps Mother Nature heard my cries for we had a gorgeous and warm spring-like day following my writing this poem.