Yellow, Poem and Present

04 Mar

1   For me, Spring is yellow and today I give you a gallery of yellow  from the delicacy of pale yellow primroses, through to the vibrancy of crocuses, visiting  gorse, dandelions, wallflowers, daffodils, both real and crochet, and catkins blowing in the breeze on the way. Click on any photo for their individual glory!


2   I love this poem though disagree about it being Summer that is yellow!

Primrose – William Carlos Williams

Yellow, yellow, yellow, yellow!
It is not a color.
It is summer!
It is the wind on a willow,
the lap of waves, the shadow
under a bush, a bird, a bluebird,
three herons, a dead hawk
rotting on a pole-
Clear yellow!
It is a piece of blue paper
in the grass or a threecluster of
green walnuts swaying, children
playing croquet or one boy
fishing, a man
swinging his pink fists
as he walks-
It is ladysthumb, forget-me-nots
in the ditch, moss under
the flange of the carrail, the
wavy lines in split rock, a
great oaktree-
It is a disinclination to be
five red petals or a rose, it is
a cluster of birdsbreast flowers
on a red stem six feet high,
four open yellow petals
above sepals curled
backward into reverse spikes-
Tufts of purple grass spot the
green meadow and clouds the sky.

3   The crochet daffodils were a present that we took today to our lovely friend N who is recovering from an operation. She liked them!


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20 responses to “Yellow, Poem and Present

  1. saymber

    March 5, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Love those crochet flowers!! You do beautiful work…it stands nicely with our Mothers 🙂 The poem made me smile too. We woke up to 4 inches of snow here in N Texas but underneath all that I’m sure spring is trying to rise up 🙂

  2. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    March 5, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    The poem described most everything one can see if looking!… Liked a lot!

  3. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    March 5, 2015 at 11:08 am

    cannot wait to see some yellow–all we have right now is lots of white
    love the poem

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 5, 2015 at 8:43 pm

      Glad you liked the yellows and the colour-full poem 🙂 I’m finding it fascinating hearing how other readers have snow still. I’m learning a lot about geography and weather! 🙂

  4. Choc Chip Uru

    March 5, 2015 at 3:48 am

    Such beautiful flowers 🙂

    Choc Chip Uru

  5. ladysighs

    March 4, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Thank you for posting a gorse. I know I must have read the word in Winnie the Pooh but never knew what it was. lol
    You can even make a dandelion look lovely. 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 4, 2015 at 9:32 pm

      I really love Dandelions! Glad you now know what gorse looks like. There’s a saying in Cornwall that you can only kiss when the gorse is in bloom. Fortunately, it blooms all year round! 🙂

      • ladysighs

        March 4, 2015 at 9:34 pm

        Very fortunate. 🙂

  6. Grannymar

    March 4, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    Yellows are my favourite too, they always bring a smile to my face.

  7. bristolcrochet

    March 4, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Lovely poem and photos, I’m really feeling that spring is in the air this week. Loving the daffodils x

    • mybeautfulthings

      March 4, 2015 at 7:28 pm

      It really does feel Springlike in our neck of the woods doesn’t it? Unlike my readers in North America or even northern UK still in the throes of snow.
      Thank you for calling in and taking the time to comment. 🙂

  8. Tokoni O. Uti

    March 4, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Lovely pictures and lovely poems 🙂


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