Thursday, April 8, 2010

TULIP: An Original Poem

I took some pictures of the tulip plant that one of my my nieces gave me for Easter. When I examined the flower in the photograph I posted below, I thought the petals looked a little like tongues. That's what gave me the idea for my tulip poem.

It poked its pink head up
looking for spring,
stood watching while clouds passed by,
waited till warm yellow rays

showered down...
then lapped up sunlight
with its silky tongues.


jama said...

Oh, love that -- "lapped up sunlight!" Pretty tulip :).

Bridget R. Wilson said...

What a great idea for a poem! Makes me look at tulips in a totally different light. Keep up the good poems, Elaine.