May Flowers

newly opened yellow tulips

May
©2017 Mollie Pearce McKibbon

The hyacinths are blooming;
Their sweet perfume abounds.
New tulips are standing tall
Where crocus last was found.
Crimson cardinals are wooing
Feathered maidens in the trees,
And the promises of summer
Softly whisper in May’s breeze.

 

orange tulip cupFrilled tulips

Word Play

ImageA Flowery Love Note

© 2012 Mollie Pearce McKibbon

O my Lily of the valley,

Violet me kiss your tulips

In the morning glory.

Though Lilac a basket of gold

Hyacinth you candy tuft,

So, forget-me-not

Forsythia my solomons seal:

That Iris to be your honeysuckle,

The clover to freesia from my anemones –

And gardenia from creeping Phlox and Daffodil.

To whom  I say, “Begonia dandelions!”

And soothe your bleeding heart.

I may yet periwinkle,

But fuschia not lupine for me.

The coral bells are ringing and the rooster crocus

 I sing with euphorbia,

Dyanthus for your love.

Poet’s P.S. – I’m gladiolus is over.

The above poem is the result from someone with far too much to do and no time to waste while Procrastinating.  😀  The clip art is thanks to Dover Publications.