Idaho Nature Trails

Thursday, April 20, 2006

I Found Spring Today


I consider the trillium the harbingers of spring. They bloom white, turning pink, and then purple. They like it shady, the leaves completely die back after flowering. Taken...4/19 in the Big Piney Woods.

I found spring today
Walking through these quiet woods
Peering down between dead leaves
A tiny white flower appeared.

I found spring today
Along this meandering stream
Swelling with the melting snow
Tumbling to the rocks below.

I found spring today
In the robins call and geese in flight
As fresh breezes stirred
I felt life renew.

I found spring today
It wasn't lost, after all
Only sleeping, gently sleeping
Waiting for it's turn to bloom.

~Toni Britton~
4/16/06

Posted by Big Piney Woods Cats at 7:26 AM

3 Comments

  • Blogger Word Tosser posted at 7:52 AM  
    great poem, great picture...
  • Blogger sage posted at 12:09 PM  
    Hia Toni,

    another great write...image filled and heartfelt! Brava!

    come by my place sometime; I also enjoy writing.

    to your good health,
    sage
  • Blogger The Red Queen posted at 3:49 AM  
    Toni, Thanks for the poem and all the pix. It is good to be reminded that spring only sleeps and that its waking is not dependent upon man but wakes to inspire life and therefore inspires man.
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