Poetry Sunday-Lilies of the Wood


Lilies of the Wood



Through the shadows

of early woods,

Carpets of white

arise in pools of light.

Spreading out far and wide

in glorious song of spring’s arrival.



© Donna Donabella 2012



In honor of National Wildflower Week, I am highlighting one native plant, that grows in my garden, each week for the next 5 weeks.


Wildflowers are amazing to see in the woods in spring.  These lilies of the wood, as I call them, are also known as Trillium grandiflorum.  Upon seeing their carpet of white blooms, across the floor of the forest, I was inspired to write this poem.  You can read more about this beautiful wildflower in my garden post.


The Trillium pictured here are those that I grow in my garden, in hopes they will make a mass of stunning blooms one day.




I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog.


I am also linking in with  Judith@Lavender Cottage who is hosting Mosaic Monday.



I leave you with a few additional words about the lily of the wood.  I welcome you to download the photo and share it.

lilies of the wood

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50 Replies to “Poetry Sunday-Lilies of the Wood”

  1. I adore those beautiful lilies Donna 😀 they are known to be “May-birth” flowers and a symbol of chastity and virtue.
    Love the idea of them being a carpet of white and spreading light through the darkness. Beautifully penned 😀

    Lots of love,

  2. truly one of the harbingers of spring!
    your use of “shadows”, then “pools of light” in the poem gives a very cheerful feel to it.
    excellent photos to go with the poem too. 🙂

  3. What a wonderful flower… right now we have a lot of wood anemones in our garden.. and I agree the real wild flowers are so much nicer than the one we have to plant.

  4. Thank you for showing me this beautiful sight in words and pictures.

  5. I love how wildflowers sing of Spring’s arrival. There is no choice but to listen. Lovely words you wove Donna and, as always, I am so grateful for the beuatiful pictures.

  6. What beautiful lilies, and what a wonderful poem accompaniment. Spring is finally REALLY here.

  7. The image that you draw of coming out of the shadows of early woods, to white carpets in pools of light – is just lovely and wonderfully nuanced. A really exquisite piece, Donna.

    1. I am so very pleased you enjoyed this poem Wendy. It is a particular favorite of mine. One that just rushed forth upon seeing this sight for myself.

  8. What great hope for the future are spring flowers especially those that do so all by themselves in the wild.

  9. Hello Donna, pretty poem and love the lilies. Beautiful white blooms. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

  10. Beautiful…I was going to order a couple to try but I need to find out if deer like them…I had all these plans for the garden and then my Dad died and my plans just melted away for a while and what I wanted is mostly sold out now..Michelle

    1. You can work on your plans for fall instead of spring….trillium are not supposed to be greatly browsed by deer but mine are well hidden and not as prolific for me to tell.

  11. I first noticed trilliums at the public parks that we visit and should make them an addition to my own garden. Thanks for the reminder!!

  12. Gorgeous Donna and I loved your poetry. Thank you for sharing with Today’s Flowers, very much appreciated as always.

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