Anxiety for Spring

camellia 1959 kaoru kawano

on seeing the first camellias…

February…   
soft focus month     
not always winter  
just faintly spring…   
north not south  
as hemispheres go.

February…  
exception month
mostly twenty-eight
sometimes twenty-nine… 
indecision month
mostly tempest torn like March
sometimes warm promises like April.

Then yesterday I found   
proof of its intention…  
a hedge of pink camellias   
like guests arriving early  
to a party overdressed.   
 

Bonnie Marshall

12 thoughts on “Anxiety for Spring

    1. Way…across the continent in the Napa Valley, Jana, where freeze took the first few blooms, though a welcome warm rain opened enough camellias these last few days that now I can celebrate. Smiles.

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