Friday, May 8, 2009

The Spoils of Spring

Budding leaves of many hues
Reaching branches of the lofty oak tree
The quiver of dawning grass laden with Spring rain
Robins red of breast aflight in my garden near
Blooms of grace and brilliant white
The song of birds distant yet heard
The presence of soft winds and a gentle rain
The silent sounding of growth abound
Such be the spoils of Spring, this day found.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Windflowers, 1903, Oil on canvas, John William Waterhouse, British, 1849 - 1917.


  1. A lovely celebration of spring! Please stop by RFBanjo at your convenience to pick up an award.

  2. John what a delight to have such generosity of praise. Thank you. I would like to post the award and pass on the good word, kindly advise.

  3. Hi Rose Marie:

    When you're at RFBanjo, just right mouse click on the "One Lovely Blog Award" image & save it to your computer. Then you upload it to your blog as you would any other image.

    Hope this helps.

  4. Rose Marie: Your poem renders the feelings of the painting beautifully. Thanks for visiting my blog and directing me here. I find your poetry lovely and inspiring.

    By the way, I used Boreas before Windflowers.