A Trail of Colorful Flowers

Updated on February 5, 2017
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I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I live in the suburbs of Riga, Latvia. I have a wonderful cat named Sid.

With a blanket of white,

still covering the ground.

I look all around,

snow and ice,

rivers and creeks,

still frozen in time.

I walk about dreaming of true spring,

longing for green fields

and colorful flowers everywhere.

In my dreams my footprints,

get left behind in the snow on the ground

and I imagine behind me a carpet of colorful flowers -

spreading far and wide.

Crocuses, violets, daisies, daffodils and tulips,

in colors of red, pink, purple, white and yellow -

like a wondrous rainbow in the sky.

After a spring rain has fallen,

in my dreams I can see -

flowers, flowers everywhere.

My heart longs and aches,

for all the snow to melt away,

but the north wind,

still wants to stay.

So in my mind,

I make wishes upon the hazy winter sun,

to bring the days of southern breezes.

Unleash frozen waters

and unbind the winter chains,

that have nature in their grip.

Flowery perfume all around,

gray days and dark skies,

turning into deep blue -

as white clouds start drifting by.

There is sunshine far and wide,

with blooming apple trees in my garden

and song birds singing in tune.

How I long to have my dream -

soon become reality.

© 2017 Gypsy Rose Lee


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 10 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you Shauna. Inspiration came while waiting for spring.

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      Shauna L Bowling 10 months ago from Central Florida

      "Unleash frozen waters

      and unbind the winter chains,

      that have nature in their grip."

      Rasma, I love this stanza. Very well done!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 11 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you Louise. Yes, that song has always been a favorite of mine.

      Thank you Michael. I am always eager for spring to begin once the snows have melted away.

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      Michael Milec 11 months ago

      Spring's sentiment, you've revived fresh memories of first flowers after long cold snowy winter.

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      Louise Powles 11 months ago from Norfolk, England

      With Spring just around the corner, this is an apt poem. I love the song too.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 11 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you Whonu. Blessings to you too.

      I sure hope that spring is just round the bend FlourishAnyway.

      Hope the snow stops flying soon Bill and spring comes blooming.

      Spring can't get here soon enough for me Ruby. It is so cold outside.

      Thank you Genna.

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      Genna East 11 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Your words bloom with all the senses of Spring. Beautiful, Rasma.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 11 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Oh, I'm so in tune with you! Go away winter. Spring please arrive. At least your poetry made me visualize beautiful flowers growing in my yard. yea..

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      Bill Holland 11 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Six inches of new snow and not a flower in sight here. :) But thanks for the touch of springtime, Rasma!

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      FlourishAnyway 11 months ago from USA

      You've made me wish for Springtime!

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      whonunuwho 11 months ago from United States

      Nicely done my friend and an old favourite song about that special hill. Blessings. whonu