Dirt In Spring

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Vintage Words

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Transformations

occurred last winter

in the dirt. Apart

from a warm autumn

a mild snowfall,

the soil rested

and enriched garden

swaths.

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Bulbs, not seen in some

time, broke like new

life from dark dirt as if 

from a fecund womb.

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This will be a prize

year, the trees hum.

Green will give abeyance

to a wealth of dirt and grow

greener than any year

before.

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Something decomposed,

ordered by the dirt,

to be richer loam, better

fodder for earthworms.

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Purple in the peripherals

shadow yellows tempted

by virgin white crocuses

in praise of the intimacies

of dirt readied to stain

the palms of spring.

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allets

03-20-16

1040a

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A lovely poem, from a

A lovely poem, from a gardener's viewpoint perhaps? Greatly enjoyed.

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Jumbo Crocuses Are Great This Year

I can not clear away the leaves fast enough to keep up with the tulips and daffodils. My green thump is about to get dirty! I love to watch the blooms progress thru the warm months. Yay dirt! - allets