When The Lilacs Brown

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When The Lilacs Brown

Post by Seeker13 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:41 pm

When The Lilacs Brown
June 15, 2017

Fairly sad... for me
when the lilacs brown.
Once proud cones of white, lavender, burgundy
droop, hang heavily down.
Perhaps because they ignite memories
of loved ones no longer around?

Foliage of deep green
will shade that which resides below.
But, the lingering heady scent
will waft on the wind then go.
It is the pattern of things...
Mother Nature decrees it to be so.

It marks Springs end, also
fresh rush of renewal.
Alas that season
not triumphant victor of the duel.
The champion?
Summer, promises heat stifling and cruel.

When longing for air
once sweet and light,
trying not to dwell on my discomfort and plight
winged creatures buzz, swarm and bite.
Mourning that day Spring retreated taking flight.

I'll dream of the lilacs
before their brown.
Eyes beheld a pastel feast of
growing all around.
When Springs arrival!...

Was the only sight, scent and sound.

Kim
And Spirit whispered, "There are no limits."

We are akin to the aspen forests, seemingly separated but in actuality, one organism.

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Re: When The Lilacs Brown

Post by Sandy » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:56 pm

Ahhh KIm, that lovely poem brought tears to my eyes with remembered longings. We had a lovely white Lilac whose flowers were not as bold and tall as it's lavender counter part but still a reliable and good friend. I always missed its flowers as summer deepened.
Thank you for starting my day with the smell of spring flowers. :happy
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Re: When The Lilacs Brown

Post by Seeker13 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:33 pm

Sandy,
The summer before my mom passed away, before we even knew she was sick again, she was insistent I take all her flowers. Most of them were spring bloomers. The double purple lilacs and snowball bush came from my grandma's garden(Grandma passed away in 1974) The forsythia was given to Mom by my nephew when he was three. Can't tell you how many lilacs, forsythia, snowball bushes, iris and seven sisters roses have been given to family and friends over the years! She died in 1998, but the legacy of gardening and her flowers lives on.

The double white lilacs came from one of my son's old girlfriends. It's the tallest and strongest one in the bunch because it was planted to hide the vent to the pellet stove. Sometimes wood ash flies out of the pipe, I guess lilacs love wood ash!

Love to all!...need to go out and plant the zinnias.

Kim
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Re: When The Lilacs Brown

Post by Sandy » Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:13 am

Hi Kim,
Isn't it funny how plants can become sort of like members of the family. I think about all my plants back home and hope that life has been kind to them and they too have grown and multiplied giving any number of people the joy they provided me through their cuttings and offspring.

It sounds to me like green thumbs are in your DNA. Tiny will follow in your footsteps too I think. It's a wonderful legacy! :happy
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Re: When The Lilacs Brown

Post by happyrain » Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:31 am

hi kim :hithere
wow that's really good. very personal and nice. and like you said her legacy lives on. :sunflower: :alien:

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