Lyrical wax

blossom’s such a cliché
like Mona Lisa adorning toffee tins
many a march literature steals
on green ink  purveyors of Spring poesies
but when sticky buds vault into verdant
and sex is sprung on naked stems with catkin
I leap hare-like to the lyrical

Joining Kim for a Spring Quadrille

24 Comments on “Lyrical wax

  1. Spring and blossoms are cliches but it is more fun to “leap hare-like to the lyrical” when the season permits than not.

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    • cannot help but soar with the blossom trees Frank

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  2. I like the springing to action in the line: I leap hare-like to the lyrical ~ Can’t wait for spring, smiles ~

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  3. What an ode to the fertile nature of spring, especially in this lines:
    “when sticky buds vault into verdant
    and sex is sprung on naked stems with catkin
    I leap hare-like to the lyrical”
    The word “vault” is so effective.

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    • such a happening time – vault is effective and one I rarely achieve though these days!

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  4. Now I’m picturing the Mona Lisa wearing toffee tins. I agree: the prose is evocative. Even though “blossom” is cliche, we can’t help but leap to the lyrical when the full effect of springtime hits us.

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    • I get gooey at the sight of blossom Beth – think we are a little ahead of you with our Spring beginnings here

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    • oh yes indeed after the long dark haul of winter in the northern hemisphere nothing brighter than spring green pink blossom and yellow daffodils

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  5. I agree, blossom is a cliché, especially at this time of the year when everyone seems to be writing about it, which is why your lines are so refreshing ‘but when sticky buds vault into verdant / and sex is sprung on naked stems with catkin / I leap hare-like to the lyrical. Love it, Laura!

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    • if a poem is as lovely as a tree a flowering cherry or plum must be an ode…which I could never write without the cliché so stick to sex and sticky buds. Thanks for the prompt Kim 🙂

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    • thank you – so many works of art become urbane as decor for chocolate box lids or toffee tins – do manufacturers have no taste? 😉

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  6. Your ‘sticky buds’ reminded me of hands-on experiences on walking trails in nature, but burrs attach to us unknowingly and get our attention later. Thanks for the memories. ❤

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    • And trees secrete their new leaves in a bud on which they secrete sticky resin to trap and deter leaf suckers

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