Sunday, January 15, 2012

Tree of sunshine

yellow, bright as sun's cheeks 
was the color on the wall, 

until you smeared it cloudy gray

scrubbing, peeling it away 
i could not, in my blue winter coat

so i took a bulb of onion tears, 
and potted it with black manure       

the tree grew fragrant white blossoms,
lighting up my kitchen of shine  

bearing lemons, sweet and juicy  
spilling spring on my lap,  green  

curtains on my window, yellow
all through snow splattered days 



Posted for The Gooseberry Garden :   Theme is Spring, Colors, Trees, and New Lives 
If you are feeling the winter blues, plant a tree indoor.   Thanks for the visit ~

More information on : Meyer Lemon Fruit Trees 

Picture credit:   here  

21 comments:

  1. I totally want a lemon tree in my kitchen now... love the images you've given me in this.

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  2. smiles...lovely starts a bit sombre scrubbing away the color...planting onion seed in manure...yet out of it comes beauty...

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  3. what a great idea - sunshine tree indeed

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  4. Yellow does light up, doesn't it ? I love this, Grace :)

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  5. I really like that last line. "Snow splattered days" is awesome!

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  6. Just lovely, Morning, sweetness from something not so sweet.
    Yellow is an amazing color!

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  7. Poem and pic are perfect together.

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  8. A gorgeous poem, and no doubt about it. Life will emerge from that snow.

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  9. Oh, this is delightful, Grace. I love your choice of words.

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  10. oh i would have use for some lemons, sweet and juicy
    spilling spring on my lap... it's cold and grey over here.. thanks for bringing a bit of sunshine..

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  11. Maybe this bonsai lover will try something (small, but) full-sized.

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  12. Charming, both verse and image. Love this line so much: "so i took a bulb of onion tears,"

    Now I want a lemon tree, too!

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  13. So very creative... it mad me want to grow a lemon tree... hummm... your poem was so good, it has inspired me to see if I am able to that:)

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  14. Charmming on the surface and at a deeper level beautiful. Impressive.

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  15. in LOVE with your words! siiighhhhh ♥

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  16. your words are kind of refreshing ...thank you x x

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  17. I could smell the scent of lemons.
    Well done.
    Isadora
    http://insidethemindofisadora.wordpress.com/2012/01/17/splatters/of/colors/and/hue/

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  18. Beautiful description of how spring begins

    http://mrblaque78.wordpress.com/2012/01/14/of-the-life/

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  19. cheerful, thanks for sharing,

    smiles.
    Happy Friday.

    :)

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