Friday, 16 April 2010

Another Flash In The Pan

Or at least, a Fifty Five for Friday and the G-Man.

A Morning Moment

Torpid patio,
in enlivening sunlight,
begins to awake:
dandelion discs
raise dense yellow petalled whorls
to the golden sun:
grasses shoot long leaves
rocketing towards the moon
from cracked paving slabs.

All plants sense life sap
rising throughout their beings
and burgeon in joy,
while shy violets
nod heads in welcome.

The Spring has come.


  1. Yes Jinksy, It's always been amazing to me how a Dandelions will to survive allows it to pop up out of solid cement.
    Excellent 55 My Friend.
    You Rock The Empire baby!
    Thanks for visiting, thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

  2. I love that line "..rocketing to the moon through cracked paving slabs" Yes, you've nailed spring, in all it's enthusiasm and glory. Beautiful, Jinksy. It always amazes me how you so consistantly turn out these precious gems, and make it seem effortless (which I know it can't be).

  3. Weed and Feed!!! Dandelions....It's a love hate relationship...they're pretty but still obnoxious.

    Loved your 55.

    Sunrise in the City ---as always, scroll down below my Show n Tell. Hope you're having a terrific Friday!!!

  4. I love Dandelion!
    I love Spring!
    I love your 55!

    Mine is here
    Have you a great weekend!

  5. One of nature's survivors, Jinksy, dandelions. Why is it that some plants will thrive where you don't want them to?!

  6. I enjoyed reading this as I was just thinking about those envasive yellow wild flowers. We have our yard treated for weeds, but dandelions still find a way to sneak in here and there.

  7. In Ontario herbicides are now banned. We'll be seeing more of the dandelion's persistent beauty.

  8. Dandelions are so strong and resilient and then there are the shy demure violets. Contrast is great isn't it? Like people.

  9. You've described a fine morning.

  10. No signs of dandelions here, the daffs are still nodding and the trees are only threatening to bud. And this is SW England.

  11. Dandelions are definitely a sign of spring, jinksy, but not one I look forward too. We have tried to avoid using any chemical sprays, but, the neighbors almost shame us into it seeing as they spray. I would rather just mow them off. Great poem! Love your poetic creations on Hilary's blog! They really suit the photos!

  12. Dandelions and Spring... both persist, both insist on perennial return. Good thing, too.

  13. Well, I live in the country and have a field of dandelions to wake up to... I actually like them. It's nature!

  14. wow, your 55 is amazing! i'm going to make sure i follow you...don't want to miss a post!

  15. Thank you for taking me to spring and the garden.

    Nicely done for 55


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  16. Love the shy violets....... beginning to show their heads here now!

    Nuts in May

  17. All this action, and they weren't even invited to the party.

  18. You can rid yourself of dandelion thus. Get a hypodermic. Fill with "Roundup" (Sorry, Paul C . .) Cut off leaves at lawn level. Inject root, at the same time muttering "Take that, you b**t**d!" I learned this from the Dear Old Soul next door . . .


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