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Blooms in the Wind

Native to this land

blowing in the wind

azalea blooms duplicate

spreading color within

 

Never missing a beat

continually in bloom

exciting onlookers

creating a festive room

 

So many colors

dominate the land

exciting diversity

each lending a hand

 

Offering so much

as each bloom grows

asking so little

spreading what it knows

 

Life is abundant

inner spirits filled with peace

living in the moment

together bounty will increase

 

Continuing in many forms

throughout the year

growing bushes

nothing to fear

 

Meditation over

morning sun fills my face

meandering along

grateful for God’s grace

 

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Azalea in the Spring

azaela in park

From the bloom

there is a story to be told

tales of adventure

the colors are bold

 

The journey begins

in a land far away

filled with emptiness

faith had begun to sway

 

The winter was long

buried beneath the ground

lonely and cold

seemed no one was around

 

Then it happened

a warm wind began to blow

sun began to shine

there was life below

 

Having faith

on this brand new day

springing forth with color

growth gave way

 

Opening up

shining from within

promise of continuing life

faith has a win

 

Spring has come

colorful life everywhere

time for joy

happiness to share

 

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Spring: Birds

male bluebird april 10

Songs in the air

the birds are singing

searching for a nest

a doorbell is ringing

 

Sitting on a perch

ready to move in

gathering branches

the nest is thin

 

Little ones now

the nest is full

sounds of chirping

worms to pull

 

Sun is out

learning to fly

aerial tricks

time passing by

 

Leaving the nest

to explore the world

cycle of life continues as

adventures become unfurled

 

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Smorgasbord: A Field of Flowers

foxgloves ms museum of art april 23

A smorgasbord of flowers

filled the land

so many colors

hard to find a specific brand

 

Each unique and beautiful

with opportunities to bring

calling to all who surround them

an introduction to spring

 

Each with a different talent

some spread out wide

others keep to themselves

each struggling to survive

 

Careful care taken

each nourished by the rain

lavishing in the soil

all the flowers gain

 

Beauty knows no bounds

each shining in its own way

appreciating the journey

on a wonderful summer day

 

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Elegant: Honeysuckle in the Landscape

Honeysuckle blooming closeup

Elegant in the landscape

its beauty glows

sparkling in the morning sun

as the dew flows

 

Bright colors

bees are collecting the nectar

vibrant smells

blooms opening from the center

 

Returning to life

in the coolness of the morning

spring is in the air

rain comes down without warning

 

Sparkling elegance

as color returns to the land

there is chirping and buzzing

wind adding sounds to the band

 

Seeds spreading

new life planted in the ground

a flower petal falls off

marking the planting mound

 

Sweet aromas

pleasant to the senses

becoming one with nature

inner peace is now endless

 

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Assumption: A Red Wasp Builds a Nest

 

Red wasp

on the window sill

observing humans

attempting to be still

 

Flying around

assuming the worst

building a new nest

wanting to be the first

 

Gathering materials

stopping at flowers for a snack

will the humans accept me

or give me a whack

 

Buzzing around

the sun is hot

coolness from a window

there is water in a pot

 

The nest is finished

the humans come out

spotting me

one begins to shout

 

A blast of spray

it hits the nest

scurrying to get away

no time to rest

 

The assumption was wrong

humans are not my friend

searching for a new place

the journey never ends

 

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Sleeve: Flower Under Wrap

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Peeping from the ground

a show under wraps

the bulb emerges

soon to dazzle and snap

 

In a special place

the ground begins to warm

the plants grows high

bees begin to swarm

 

The show begins

there are many buds

each opening with color

sweet nectar is lifeblood

 

Now in full bloom

beauty to behold

many different colors

each one is bold

 

Shining brightly

living a moment in a day

fully expressing itself

before fading away

 

Flowers fade

leaves absorbing the sun

taking in nourishment

till next spring’s run

 

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Congregate: Early Spring Ensemble

 

The early ensemble

congregated to let everything know

spring is coming

this is the last winter show

 

First came the bulbs

rearing their colorful heads

many bright colors

taking over winter’s dread

 

Next came the buds

upon the fruit trees

mixture of colorful blooms

now with a few leaves

 

The small weeds 

began to flower

blowing seeds in the wind

like a rain shower

 

Now the bees have arrived

 humming a song

inviting everyone to listen

time till spring is not long

 

The morning sun

is shining bright

my spirit is soaring

with the coming of spring’s light

 

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Profuse: A Bee’s Life

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The bee works profusely

on the flower pollen

an abundance of food

nature is calling

 

Moving quickly

across the landscape

singing a song of joy

soprano and bass

 

Joined by others

fertilizing trees and plants

taking time in a group

to perform a dance

 

The journey continues

till the task is done

enjoying each moment

sparing none

 

The fruit of this labor

will soon be seen

fruit on the trees

the work of the bee

 

Scurrying to safety

back in the hive

honey is made

product of the bees being alive

 

Meditation over

profusely nourishing to my soul

grateful for the bees

young and old

 

copyright 2018 Debbie Pierce

 

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Popular Honey Bee

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Little honey bee

popular as can be

all the flowers shine for him

as one can plainly see

 

Little honey bee

dancing from bloom to bloom

colors call to him

each is a popular room

 

Little honey bee

bringing new life

each ecosystem depends on you

pollinating even in strife

 

Little honey bee

dancing in the wind

singing precious songs

around each bend

 

Little honey bee

God’s precious gift

bringing nourishment to all

your actions are swift

 

Little honey bee

we appreciate all you do

dancing in the wind

spreading joy anew

 

copyright 2017 Debbie Pierce

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