28 March 2010

Sunday Sidelines

I have a new meme, Sunday Sidelines. Many of us have blogs dedicated to one thing or another. Reading the many posts by different bloggers, we come to know them. Sunday Sidelines is an opportunity to step outside of the normal blog post and share something that is on your sidelines. If you would like to join in, just leave a comment. I would love to hear from you.

Perhaps it is possible
to be gentle no matter what, to seek not restraint
but surrender entirely, to turn
from the snarling reproach not into the keening
dismissal of hope but to whatever bright
fluttering is next, the bright fluttering
of wisteria petals, a felicitous
phrase, fingers touching
a face. ...
- From "Fuschia" by Charlie Smith

I love this single fluttering of wisteria petals on my back fence. It reminds me that spring is coming. Soon the backyard will be filled with people swimming, sunning, and eating...family time will be tripled. I am anxious for this to begin.

Poem: "Fuschia" by Charlie Smith via PoetryFoundation.org From Indistinguishable from the Darkness. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1990.


bermudaonion said...

I love the summer and the beautiful flowers it brings. The yard work it brings is another story.

Library Cat said...

Bermudaonion - you are absolutely right - we have raked oak leaves for three days and unfortunately before we get them to the street, there are thousands more. But for the other things to happen, we are trying desperately to get them under control.

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

Perennials and flowering shrubs are the flowers I can handle :) Did this wisteria visit from a neighbor's yard, creeping thru the fence?

I like your new Sunday Sidelines feature!

Library Cat said...

Dawn - it did slip right through the fence. I wish it was in my backyard, but I might kill it somehow.

Literary Feline said...

That's a lovely photo. My backyard is rather plain as my husband and I did not inherit the gardening gene. Our neighbor's tree has fallen over and is resting on our fence. Probably should do something about that before it destroys the fence . . .

I love your new meme! I enjoy getting to know my fellow bloggers.