Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Poetry Thursday 346 - Winter blooms

We are all familiar with the rhyme,

Roses are red,
violets are blue,

followed by infinite variety of bollocks.

For example,

Roses are red,
violets are blue,
I've got Alzheimer's
how about you?

It struck me that this was rather truncated.


Roses and more

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
isn’t there more,
to this poem for you?

Snowdrops are white,
Camellias are red,
two colours together,
saying Winter is dead.

Crocuses purple,
and daffodils yellow,
time for the young year’s
temperatures to mellow.

Tulips are pink,
Hyacinths are mauve,
Signalling joy
and a perfect love.

Freesias are purple,
Pansies are yellow,
trusting and innocence,
will have happiness grow.

Primroses are pale,
Hyacinths are dark,
springtime is here,
great time for a lark.
©David L Atkinson February 2019

I know it is not a silly rhyme but these type don't always have to be, they can be hopeful.

God Bless