Lovers’ Lane, Iris and A Poem

27 Jan

We had the shortest walk today in the gathering gloom, just around the block but Lovers’ Lane looked lovely despite, or maybe because of, the mistiness.

Lovers’ Lane

A splash of purple caught my eye on our return  and, yes, there was another sign of Spring, the first Iris Reticulata in flower.

Iris Reticulata

I came across this charming poem this afternoon and though there has been no hail today, the poem certainly catches the essence of the hailstorm I drove through last Thursday on my way to singing. You can imagine the noise on the top of my very old and much loved little soft top Beetle – a ‘storm of hornets’ indeed!

Hailstorm – Kay Ryan

Like a storm
of hornets, the
little white planets
layer and relayer
as they whip around
in their high orbits,
getting more and
more dense before
they crash against
our crust. A maelstrom
of ferocious little
fists and punches,
so hard to believe
once it’s past.

The next episode of SuffragetteDiary is published.


Posted by on January 27, 2018 in Uncategorized


7 responses to “Lovers’ Lane, Iris and A Poem

  1. calvin

    January 28, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    Misty Lovers Lane…..’Or maybe because’, I think. A romantic spot. Here in the wilds of Canada, lovers lanes tend bend closer to ‘Spooky Hallow’. Not sure why (insert smiley face here).

    Hailstone poem….I doubt one would find many poems on hailstones. Nor one that captures the sting.

    Irises, they are such flirts.

    • mybeautfulthings

      February 2, 2018 at 8:08 am

      It did capture the sting didn’t it? You are right too about the flirty Iris, whichever variety they may be. 🙂

      • calvin

        February 4, 2018 at 5:04 am

        Yeah, Irises, they just show up flaunting their shtufffs, then disappear down a rabbit hole or something.

        I confess to pulling a bunch out 15 years ago. Last spring in the very spot, what returned was one Iris. I am convince it seen it stick its tongue at me.

        • mybeautfulthings

          February 4, 2018 at 6:15 pm

          They do just vanish, don’t they? Iplanted lots to flower with the baby Daffodils but each little Iris Reticulata has flowered on its own and the daffs are still in bud – all beautiful on their own but not as spectacular as I had planned. 🙂

  2. Mama Cormier

    January 28, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    How lovely. We are so far from spring I can’t even imagine flowers starting to bloom now. Sigh!

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 28, 2018 at 10:06 pm

      It has been 11C today – that is unusually warm and the flowers are responding. Hope we don’t get a cold snap to damage them. 🙂

  3. nrhatch

    January 28, 2018 at 1:14 am

    Lover’s Lane = LOVELY!


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