May 25

Clematis

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One day the vine’s all green leaves and promise

Next day a solo flower opens wide

This year’s display I sure don’t want to miss

Each time I think to I observe wide-eyed

In a blink becomes stunningly adorned

Palm-sized flowers cover plant in masses

Those fuzzy green buds will never be mourned

If you can’t see beauty you need glasses

Counts among botanical badasses

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(A Novelinee Poem)

April 12

Pasque Flower

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Soft purple flowers detract

From the gloomy gray

Of a spring yet to arrive

To push cold away.

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Perhaps the reason

For this bright floral drama

Is to fool seasons.

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(A Seguidilla Poem)