A Bunch of Sunshine

You can keep your bouquets
of pungent lilies and blushing roses,
cultivated beauty intertwined.

What I would like is delicate frills,
the brilliance of daffodils:
a natural bunch of sunshine.

Their trumpets trill the breath of spring,
their breeze-swept petals fluttering,
their yellow flowers are a welcome sign

of the end of wintry blasts,
warmer weather’s here at last
to celebrate the season’s prime.

Kim M. Russell, 2018

Image may contain: flower and nature

My response to dVerse Poets Pub Poetics: Sunny-Side Up! also linked to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Tuesday Platform

Lillian is hosting this week’s Poetics from Bermuda. She reminds us that the clocks have sprung ahead in the US (and in the UK) and is looking forward to spring flowers and weather.

She has shared a few images to spur our imagination and asks us to pick one of the images, copy and paste to our sites, and write poems motivated by the image. Any form, any length. She wants us to put a spring in our step and in our words.

43 thoughts on “A Bunch of Sunshine

  1. “a natural bunch of sunshine” THEE perfect line to describe daffodils! After sunflowers, these are my favorite blooms. But of course. When I think about it, they are both a perfect bloom of sunshine 🙂
    Thanks for posting, Kim. Worked out well to shift our prompts…loved the egg prompt 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tulips are my most favourite glowers of all but daffodils come a very close second. They are the epitome of spring. It was a job deciding which picture to choose – and then my poem suddenly grew legs of its own and the choice was no longer mine! 🙂


    1. Thank you, Lynn! Like Wordsworth, I love to see crowds of them bobbing their heads in fields, gardens and by paths and roadsides. We have a mile-long stretch of daffs that flank a road leading from one local village to the next. I wrote about it a year or so ago. They do tractor rides up and down the road over Easter!

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.