Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Spring is Springing


Dear Flower,

I wish I knew your name

Amidst forgotten golden leaves,
you sprouted from barren earth-
a miracle in the making

Blushing in shyness,
petals like rosy cheeks-
you awakened the child within

Slowly opening up,
you promised a new beginning-
I do know your name now

I will call you hope


To my delight this week, I spotted these pretty little flowers while I was walking in the park. Perhaps one of my lovely readers can tell me their names. Does anyone know what they are called? They seem to have sprouted overnight, scattered among leaves and other buds. The flowers have a natural pink/purple hue to them, but I edited the photos to give the images a painterly effect and a bit of a mystical glow.


To me, Spring symbolizes a new beginning and the promise of hope. Notice how in the third image, the flower opens up, which inspired my poem. I'm sharing my poem with Imaginary Garden With Real Toads, where today's challenge is to write an "open letter." So, here is my metaphorical open letter to Spring! I'm also sharing my post with "Nature Notes" at Rambling Woods. And since these are floral images with an artsy look, I'm also linking to Floral Friday Fotos and Pixel Dust Photo Art. Enjoy my poem and photos!

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40 comments:

  1. "Pink Flower" ha. I think the only flower I know is a lily... and a tulip. Otherwise they go by color ;) This poem is so fresh and sweet!

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  2. I primi fiori che sbocciano...la primavera è in arrivo e si sente già il suo profumo nell'aria! Stupende le foto! ciao Cri

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  3. This flower is just lovely! How exciting it is to begin to see some signs of spring. Also really like your poetry!

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  4. You have FLOWERS????? We have snowdrops and our climate is mild - so I cant believe New York beat us with blooms!

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  5. Annuncio di primavera....belli scatti!

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  6. Your poetry is so sweet! I think your beautiful flower might be a Helebore. They do bloom this time of year. Lovely photos. So happy spring is near! xx

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  7. Bella poesia e splendidi scatti,sempre bravissima!
    Ciao,felice giornata!

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  8. Great to read this. Hope indeed. Lovely photos Loredana :-)

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  9. No idea the name, the cat would just eat them and off he'd go. But nice that they show, means soon there will be no more snow.

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  10. I love your idea of writing a letter to a flower (and by implication to Spring itself).

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  11. beautifully wonderful, I love this

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  12. How beautiful! I don't know what the flower is, but hope is totally perfect :)

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  13. I will call you hope...
    This piece lifted my spirits today, likely the same way those flowers lifted yours when you found them at the park. Thank you for paying it forward.

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  14. "Hope" - a wonderful four letter word !!!

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  15. Yes the epitome of hope and you've captured it so poetically. Beautiful!!

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  16. HELLEBORE
    and a very pretty variety it is too.
    I love that you wrote a letter to it.
    Mine are white and have been out a while already.

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  17. Makes for a lovely celebration for spring...Seasonal Celebrations starts tomorrow.

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  18. Not sure what they are, but now they will forever be 'hope' for me!

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  19. These are Hellebores, a very early spring perennial. And a lovely shot, mine are still buried under many feet of snow.

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  20. Ah how I wish I had flowers, so far I still have feet of snow and slumbering seeds and roots. Loved this poem and the photos too.

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  21. Oh, what gorgeous flowers! I'm in a snowy place, too. This gives me hope that spring will come eventually!

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  22. Thanks for the reminder of warmer weather and blooming flowers.
    Mormor Norway.

    http://www.starbear.no/mormor/2013/02/28/photo-art-friday-march-1st-2nd/

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  23. What a bright touch of spring...Love the photos!! We need those things that bring wonder to our lives.

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  24. Love these Helleborum ..mine are white, but I think I must buy a few of this gorgeous version, too. Buon weekend Loredana, abbraccio.

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  25. One of springs prettiest flowers are the Hellibore or Lenten Rose. So pretty. Valerie

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  26. GRANDE Loredana con i fiori sei bravissima complimenti
    Maurizio

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  27. I loved your letter to the hellebore. They have become one of my favorite plants, too. Yours is absolutely gorgeous! Look at all those buds!

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  28. What a lovely poem and flower. Our next door neighbor has these but his are white. I think I like these pink ones better.

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  29. It's gorgeous, I love hellebores.

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  30. I was going to say Hellebores, too. But these are a unique variety. The blooms are such a bright pink, and so plentiful! Absolutely captivating! I have three Hellebore plants, and I can't wait to see them bloom in a few weeks!

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  31. Very nice - I saw some of these, and snow drops, in downtown NYC. I'd call them hope too, or maybe good cheer. Take care and thanks. k.

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  32. I was hoping someone would know what it was as I didn't. So I will be looking for these pretty little flowers. An early spring surprise. Thank you for linking in Loredana.. it is always nice to share in your posts...Michelle

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  33. Beautiful words, for a beautiful flower. What a welcome find, Loredana!
    We are still covered in snow, and getting a bit more today.
    Hopefully things will change, and I will start seeing signs of spring here too.
    I hope you've had a wonderful weekend, and I wish you a bright beginning to your week!

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  34. Thanks, everyone, for your lovely comments, and for letting me know the name of the flower! Hellebore it is, aka hope :)

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  35. You're so lucky, Loredana. All we have here is snow. And lots of it. :P

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  36. Bonjour loredana

    Dans le jardin des saisons, le printemps nous aide à reprendre espoir avec les fleurs qui nous sourient.

    merci de ta fidélité

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  37. Lovely poem, greeting from Belgium

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