Poem: Bulbs Emerging

I was inspired to write this poem after reading Solas Nua (New Light in Irish) @solasnuacht ‪#‎heresthestory‬ and getting gorgeous Spring bulbs for the garden.


Bulbs Emerging
Roshani Kothari
April 5, 2015

Buried deep within the dark, moist soil
Listening to the winds, sounds of birds chirping
Wondering what lies above
Wondering what this Spring will bring

Alas, one by one they break through the soil
Emerging slowly from their long dormancy
Revealing green stems, leaves
Forming buds in all shapes and sizes

One day after being drenched by the rains,
thirst quenched and warmed by the Sun’s warm embrace
They blossom into beautiful yellow, pink, purple,
red and a myriad of other colors
Purple crocuses emerging followed by grape hyacinths,
yellow daffodils, pink tulips…

Now swaying in the wind, dancing to the bird songs
What once seemed so distant and far away above
the soil was now there all around them
Bulbs emerging, performing on Spring’s stage
Delighting in all the admiration, attention
from passersby

Remembering, cherishing these joyous Spring days
for they knew it was all momentary, fleeting
and soon they will return to their home below the soil
waiting to rise, emerge once again the following Spring…

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