Spring Garden, Spring Planting and Langston Hughes
Sunshine and ‘silver rain’ again today and the garden is really flourishing – all sorts of Narcissi, Fritillaria, Forget-me-nots, Tulips and Armandii.
This kind of Spring Garden also appeals to me.
This delightful poem by Langston Hughes describes today and the rain on Spring flowers just perfectly. It also fits the criteria for this week’s Photo Challenge – “Share a photograph inspired by a favourite poem, verse, story, or song lyric.” The above photos of the Fritillaria and the Tulip with silver raindrops fit the bill. For others in this week’s Challenge, click here. Such a perfect challenge for me this week, a poem and photos – bliss!
In Time of Silver Rain by Langston Hughes
In time of silver rain The earth puts forth new life again, Green grasses grow And flowers lift their heads, And over all the plain The wonder spreads
Of Life, Of Life, Of life!
In time of silver rain The butterflies lift silken wings To catch a rainbow cry, And trees put forth new leaves to sing In joy beneath the sky As down the roadway Passing boys and girls Go singing, too,
In time of silver rain When spring And life Are new.