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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Spring is Gone! Next Up? SUMMER!

the passage of spring

the first rain of spring,
washing away the remaining dirt
of winter snow
is a distant memory....
crocuses have called it
tulips and daffs have said their good-byes
no trace of trilliums in the woods
pussywillows are past in their gray fur coats
forlorn forsythia, bare once again
lily-of-the-valley are no longer fragrant
a robin pecking for worms
in the early dew-dipped grass
holds no first-rites-of-spring wonder for me
even the rhubarb leaves are punctured
with holes from hungry insects
and I have already dipped one ripe red stalk
in sugar........

spring's sweetness has been savoured

Mother of Invention, missing the freshness of a new spring just a little.....



Blogger Teri said...

mmmm, rhubarb. It's definately rhubarb season here.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

I've been doing the dipping in Splenda thing for a week! Our patch is really small so I've been snapping one off each time I go way down to the end of our yard by the river. I love rhubarb crisp and rhubarb custard pie!

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Blogger Barbara said...

Beautiful! I have added you on my link list!

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Yes, Barbara and Teri, you're not've seen it before! I re-posted it.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Blogger steve said...

man, we don't have rhubarb down here...You got me missin some rhubarb!
Rhubarb pie!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Blogger twilite said...

Hi MOI! Love your stringing of words together!

Summer?! I like summer but it's that unbearable heat! Good time for beaches and surfs...

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Blogger gr said...

Oh, MOI, and it has been so nice and pleasant and warm, not rain-soaked like last year.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Blogger GEWELS said...

Geez- that was quick, wasn't it?
The way tinme flys when you're geting older sucks (I mean me, when I say that).
Hope your summer brings you lots of joy too.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Steve: Why can't you grow a patch? Too hot? Ya gotta have it and make starwberry rhubarb's a rite of passage into Spring!

Twilite: Thanks! Yes, where you are would be pretty hot all the time! I don't like it too hot.

Gr.: It's been the classic perfect spring hasn't it?!

Gewels: Thanks! The 6 months from May-Oct. are my fav! I come alive.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Blogger Mike M said...

I miss it too, although you couldn't tell in the east coast today that it is. I feels like early spring.


Friday, June 15, 2007

Blogger shara said...

Oh, rhubarb dipped in sugar. Pies. What could be better than a fresh strawberry-rhubarb pie..

Friday, June 15, 2007

Blogger steve said...

"Rhubarb can not be very successfully grown in the southern regions of the United States, although there are exceptions (see Growing Rhubarb as an annual). Rhubarb is a popular garden vegetable in northern areas of the United States but unfortunately will not do well in hot, dry summers of the south. If it survives the heat it will not grow well will produce only thin leaf stalks which are spindly and lack color. Rhubarb will wilt very quickly on hot days (over 90­ F). There has been mention of an unknown variety of rhubarb with large green petioles that thrives in the Panhandle north of Amarillo (Texas). 2 3 4"

Friday, June 15, 2007

Blogger RennyBA said...

A great poem about the great change from one season to another. Makes you feel alive and close to the nature - the springs has been savored and now we can welcome the warm and colorful summer!
Btw: Thanks for your comments and support on my Slow Food post:-)

Friday, June 15, 2007

Blogger Jocelyn said...

Ah, yes, the freshness of it! So apt.

We still have tulips going in our yard--waiting for the rest of the blooms to catch up.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Mike: That's what I've heard. Crazy ever-changing weather!

Shara: Yes, I'm salivating! I bet you make a good one!

Steve: Yeah, me too, if I'd only make it! I don't make pastry well but I think you would! Move north!! Did you jave it when you lived near Detroit?

Renny: Yes, sounds like you had a nice slow spring too and are in summer mode now with all of you living in your summer houses. What a concept!

You're welcome. I loved that concept of "slow food restaurants"!

Jocelyn: They must be the very last tulips in the country! Good-bye freshness..hello hot and humid!!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Anonymous chase said...

What a very nice poem you made. It can also be turned into a song

Monday, June 18, 2007

Blogger mystic rose said...

me too, missing spring.. the wild roses are gone, and the honey suckle's fading away as well.. :((

looking forward to the beach and ocean and waves now. :)

Monday, June 18, 2007

Blogger TorAa said...

A wonderful tribute to the Spring. This year spring came very early - and suddenly disappeared at the end of Easter. Then came Summer and Spring again. Seasons do change so rapidly the past years.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Chase: Hey, you can put it to music for me!

Mystic: Well, I know you must love roses! Do you live near the ocean? Lucky you if you do!

Toraa: It is kind if a crazy back and forth weather here too. I don't like it too hot. I love sspring and fall.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Blogger Old Lady said...

I like sour grass.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

WE used to eat the bottoms of it too!!

Sunday, June 24, 2007


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