A Good Home, Garden, Nature, Poetry, Spring, Spring Bulbs

Our Lady Spring

My Lady Spring, I must confess

Your absence causes great distress

Why does it take so long for thee

To come back here and stay with me?

Mallard on Wing
Mallard on Wing

The sun shines brightly on the land

But winter makes its own last stand

At least I thought it was the last

Till winter whispered “not so fast!”

Blog Photo -  Blooming rhubarb

The tips of future tulip flowers

Came out expecting springtime showers

Then came a blast of wicked cold

And tulip shrank back in its fold.

Blog Photo - Alium Bloom

Our Lady Spring, we need you so

Oh Lady Spring, where did you go?

Come back, relieve our suffering

And I will make this offering

Spring Garden - Pink Bleeding Heart

No more complaints of rain and fog

No more complaints that we can’t jog

We’ll gladly tolerate the bugs

We’ll stand outside and give them hugs

Spring Garden - Hyacinths

Oh gosh, I just read what I wrote

I take it back, that buggy quote

I hate mosquitoes, really do

And grubs and wasps and deer-flies too

Blog Photo - Daffodil white

But if you come, my Lady Spring

Along with blooms and birds on wing

I’ll try my best to gracious be

About the things that do bug me

Birdhouse by Jean Long
Birdhouse by Jean Long

And I shall greet you in the rain

And sing for you a spring refrain

And take the bad along with good

And walk along the cherry wood

Mature Shrubs in Bloom

Oh, Lady Spring, come back to me

So I can stroll my garden free

Of winter coat and freezing cold

While your great beauty I behold.

Photographs by Hamlin Grange

This poem is dedicated to my friends Mae, Jane and Muriel.

61 thoughts on “Our Lady Spring”

  1. I really enjoyed your poem — big kudos to you, because I think they are super-hard to write and not sound cheesy or corny. And those photos are all wonderful, too. Spring MUST come soon. I am so ready to open all the windows and air out the winter mustiness!

    1. Thanks, Rose. I started writing “nonsense poetry” after the car accident – I simply couldn’t find words to express thoughts and that bugged me a lot. So I’d start with one word, then a line, then force myself to get out another line – then a third one that rhymed. The first efforts were really crazy. Then, word by word, it started to get better. Now, whenever I am struggling with words, I force myself to write a poem. Some are good and some are crazy.
      Hope you’re doing well.

  2. You’ve turned into a writing machine.

    Herewith a slightly improved version of The Wilder Side of Gardening.


  3. I was thinking along the same lines – visions of spring and then a relapse. But the final burst of sun and warmth is just around the corner coming. Thanks for the warming thoughts!

  4. I love this delightful spring poem of which I agree with every word and line. Beautiful photographs too, making me sooo ready for the season!!! 🙂

  5. Lovely, it put a smile on my face and I grinned at the part of the mosquitos..one of the advantages of moving to Cincinnati from rural Ontario..hardly any mosquitos! Have a lovely Sunday, Johanna

  6. Your poem made me smile and look ahead to summer, Cynthia, even though I’m currently feeling so tired of Spring’s coy dance. The advances and retreats seem to be going on and on… But – robins seen, birds flying through on their way further north and now the picture you painted all remind me – I know Spring is coming. I just would like it to come now!

  7. LOVE this poem:-) I chuckled for we are so eager to greet spring, throw our coats off etc… but then we start complaining about it being too hot:-) Me too!
    I use my mosquito lanterns in my yard + they stay away so I don’t complain:-)

      1. I use them all over the areas we sit outside. I have parties in my garden in the evening and they work in our Illinois Midwest garden:-) I set them out around 6pm and start them in the areas we will be sitting. Now I use quite a bit of them. They last about 4 hours + I buy the refill pads each spring. They REALLY work + non of us are complaining about biting. I do put them all around:-)


  8. well, I put them out about an hour before the party starts:-) If at 7pm, I put them out about 6pm +
    Tiki Torches-any kind you want-also add that layer on the outer edges in the plant area + it really keeps the mosquitos away and we all feel like we are on an island far away! LOL-I joke if someone misbehaves-we will vote them off the island-yep, it has that Island atmosphere with the tiki torhces!


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