Sunday, February 24, 2008

Soundless Explosions

The camellias bloomed like a scarlet explosion
against glossy green leaves and grey explosions

of spring thunder, lightning, hail on the window
rattling like tiny white artillery explosions

all fueled by south-facing glimpses of sunlight,
distant and continuous thermonuclear explosions

reverberating from the center of our annual orbit
third-generation child of the universal explosion

driving the sap from the root to the flower
buds bursting open in soundless explosions!


Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I'm so ready for that spring explosions. I'm so ready. Beautiful. Have a great MM. :)

Shelia said...

You've got me longing for some chirping birds and moist soil to plant in too!

Happy MM! :D

julia said...

'reverberating from the center of our annual orbit
third-generation child of the universal explosion'

I love that!

crazy working mom said...

Wow, very well said! :)

Great job on this explosive post.

Happy MM.

OneLuvGurl said...

Great poem! Happy MM!

Mine is here:

Gattina said...

That kind of explosion I like too !!

Corina said...

Without a doubt, sooner or later, it will happen!

I enjoyed this explosive poem!

Nancy Lindquist-Liedel said...

Come on spring!

Russell Ragsdale said...

Wow a ghazal! Glad to see it.

Ian Thomas Healy said...

Spring can't get here fast enough for me. It was 60 degrees yesterday and it's 40 today. Bah!


The Flying Monkeys said...


Happy Monday, come check out my explosive post!

Jamie said...

It is amazing just how fast spring happens when it decides to appear. One day grey and dismal, the next a riot of color.

Wonderful poem.

Linda said...

This most definitely makes me long even more for spring - which I've been doing for quite some time now as it is!

TopChamp said...

that's a lovely poem - the imagery was fab.