Laurie Van der Hart


Forsythia Fireworks - Poem by Laurie Van der Hart

All winter through
They're dark and sombre
Amorphous masses of
Leafless twigs
But suddenly,
One day in early spring,
They erupt like yellow volcanoes
Shoot out like bright yellow fireworks
Stretching out in every direction
Starlike flowers full of energy and light
Brightening up our colourless world
Oh what joy they bring
To my gloomy heart!
And then, after a week or so
Little light green leaves appear
In between the yellow flowers
And before you know it
The flowers are but a faded carpet
Of sizzling yellow sparks
At the feet of the now-green bush
Which, all-too-soon,
Blends in amongst the many
Newly-green spring bushes
Forsythia fireworks -
I look forward to them every year
And in one bright yellow flash
They're gone again
Until next year

Topic(s) of this poem: flowers, joy, nature, spring


Comments about Forsythia Fireworks by Laurie Van der Hart

  • (10/29/2018 4:55:00 AM)

    really enjoyed - - the words flow beautifully (Report)Reply

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  • Glen Kappy (4/24/2018 8:26:00 AM)

    Forsythia fireworks is an exellent description, Laurie. Here in informal spring (i.e., February when it starts to warm) forsythia is the first to bloom and a sgnal for what’s to come. A flair, fireworks, that spring is springing. -Glen (Report)Reply

    (4/24/2018 11:28:00 PM)

    They flower in February already? Yes, I know you are very observant of flowers and nature. What's in bloom at the moment in Albuquerque?

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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 23, 2018



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