Spring Garden

red bud miracle red bud miracle-1Red Bud miracle – budding blossoms survived two snow storms and freezing temperatures to open – one of a handful of times ever.

Spring Garden

 Impatient green unfolding
moist penetrating
growth ascending –
life reborn
in joy’s season
of gentle light and new warmth

 You chose this time
to join the earth
strength gone for striving upwards
content to mulch the garden of generations

Dear Bloggers,
Please forgive my long-standing inattention.  This has been a difficult and distracting time with major human and canine health concerns. 
My mother-in-law of 96 years died today.  For many months she struggled and fought the onslaught with accustomed stubbornness;  in the end she did not suffer too severely. Her advanced age and rich full life don’t seem to make things easier for the family.  About these pictures:  Ruth would have said that “red bud” is the wrong name for this tree – the blossoms are not red, they’re magenta.
This poem is written for her and also for my own mother, who died several years ago in the spring.
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8 Responses to Spring Garden

  1. Monica says:

    Danke sehr, liebe Gislinde

  2. Monica says:

    Thank you so much, dear Bluebee

  3. beeblu says:

    Monica, I’m sorry you have lost a precious member of your family.

  4. giselzitrone says:

    Wunderschön die Fotos lieber Gruß und einen schönen Mittwoch Grüße lieb Gislinde

  5. Monica says:

    such a lovely and kind comment, dear Andro

  6. Monica says:

    Thank you very much, Ian – so appreciated.

  7. Gray Dawster says:

    Your mother-in-law had a long life
    and one that saw many changes through
    lives, through historical events and had
    the joy of being around family, a rich
    life indeed my sweet friend. I am sorry
    your great loss though, just because
    she had a long life doesn’t mean that
    she won’t be missed any less…

    I love your poem that is dedicated to her,
    it is very nicely penned and written from the
    heart, which makes the poetry even better.

    Be well Monica 🙂

    Andro xxx

  8. The Emu says:

    My condolences on the passing of your Mother-in-law Monica, she certainly lived to a grand age.
    Your poem to her is a beautiful tribute, and the flowers an excellent addition.

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