greet the spring sky
with a coat of fresh red
lipstick and fits of welcoming


I’m still wandering around the garden, as you can see. When I first started composing this poem, it naturally took the form of a cinquain, so I kept going with that. A cinquain is a five line poem with two syllables in the first line, four in the second, six in the third, eight in the fourth, and then two again in the fifth and last line. It was invented, and in my opinion perfected, by Adelaide Crapsey who wanted to create an English language form comparable to the haiku. I’m very glad I took a few pictures of the tulips yesterday before last night’s surprise freeze.

See you tomorrow.


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  1. cvarsalona says:

    Liz, would you like to combine your lovely photo and poem into a digital composition for my future gallery, Spring’s Seeds? Your line fresh red lipstick resonated with me. I am going to tweet this from #SpringsSeeds to remind us that I am asking you to offer this combo.

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