A Flower Delicacy
I love to see these tiny little yellow lanterns spreading out across the, almost bare, meadow landscape. Their liver-spotted leaves give them away before you see their blooms. Look quickly though for they only flourish a short while. A flower delicacy fleeting with time, but like a fine wine, they will be forever burned into your senses….sending you looking for their bright yellow blossoms each spring, even if you can only glimpse them for but a moment.
Alights over spotted leaf
Tiny lanterns glow
© Donna Donabella 2016
One of the first native wildflowers to pop up, in early spring, are the Trout Lilies or Erythronium americanum. Called a spring ephemeral because they bloom for but a few days or so as the air warms. You can read more about this native flower in my garden post. I created the haiku in 2012, and completed the haibun this year. The pictures here are of Trout Lilies that bloomed in my meadow last April.
I will be skipping posting a Sunday poem next week, and will return on May 29th with another Sunday poem.
I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog, with Gillena@verses for her Monday WRites meme, and Sanaa@A Dash of Sunny for her Prompt Nights every Friday. This week’s theme is “Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is Art.” Not sure if this hits the mark, but I adore native plants like this Trout Lily, and they seem to be nature’s work of art for me.
I leave you with a few additional words about rejoicing in spring. I welcome you to download the photo and share it.
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