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Flowers for Easter: 5. Salmonberry

Pink, brown, green & glorious evening light -- discovered in a clearing while I was carrying garden trimmings & my dear departed Japanese maple tree stump to the ravine:

Rubus spectabilis (Salmonberry)


Frequently the woods are pink,
Frequently are brown;
Frequently the hills undress
Behind my native town.

Oft a head is crested
I was wont to see --
And as oft a cranny
Where it used to be.

And the earth, they tell me,
On its axis turned, --
Wonderful rotation
By but twelve performed!

Emily Dickinson (1830-86). Complete Poems.

Reader Comments (2)

A very pretty series of Easter photos, but made even lovelier by the addition of poetry.

April 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArwen from Hoglet K

Thank you, Arwen. What a sweet comment!

I've only recently discovered Emily Dickinson's Complete Poems. I'm enjoying them one by one, though I confess I've skipped ahead to Part 2 (Nature).

April 28, 2011 | Registered CommenterElaine

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