Tuesday, June 1, 2010

scent of lilacs

Spring's blossoms, the beautifully scented blossoms like lilacs, bring me close to what I would consider heaven on earth. The fragrance is beyond description, as you all know, but the poet will always try - what's a poet for if not to share. A couple of lilac haiku:

dawn colors . . .
a chittering of goldfinches
among the lilacs


midnight window
sleep deferred
for the scent of lilacs


Bill said...

I like these, Warren. "chittering" is an excellent choice, and "window" catches a very special moment.

Warren said...

Thanks Bill - As one whom I consider my mentor and an excellent standard I've tried to emulate, I really appreciate your comments.