The Buds Are Set

You might have to look real close.

The apples, the lilacs,

and the forsythias

have made their claims

against the resistance,

choosing instead

the impending unfolding.

Cold as it is,

they have been busy,

undercover you might say,

preparing for the splendor

of spring.

The buds have been set.

Just wait and see.

3 thoughts on “The Buds Are Set

  1. Lovely poem and gorgeous photo, Richard. It’s good to see the plants in bud in readiness for Spring. I have a forsythia shrub in my back garden, although it’s not in bud yet, as we’re still in winter here. It does tend to blossom earlier than many plants, though.

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