Waiting for Tulips


Popular spring beauty,2019-04-16 12.51.20 (768x1024)

This cup-shaped flower.

Double or single,

Fringed or twisted.

In every color except true blue,

Miniatures and two-feet giants!

Descendants from the Middle East,

Signifying perfect love.

Signifying rebirth to many,

This perennial that graces spring gardens.

Flowers lasting barely two weeks

But most welcome this spring,

If only for a short time.

Tulips…2019-04-16 12.52.23-1 (1024x768)

I am waiting for tulips.




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11 thoughts on “Waiting for Tulips

  1. Lovely poem for a lovely flower. Photos from Longwood Gardens?
    I didn’t know tulips came from the Middle East!
    They last only two weeks, but what a joy to have them in the garden.

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    • Thanks, Diane. Yes. The photos are from last year’s walks in Longwood Gardens during the month of April. We will miss those strolls this spring. I have been looking forward to Longwood in April since February! I am glad I have some pictures to remember. Maybe next year!


  2. So lovely to focus on just one of the many flowers of springtime.
    Great word choice – cup-shaped, fringed, descendants, giants, miniatures.
    Your poem even has me heading to do research on the origin of a flower (in all my free time!)
    And the comment above has me wanting to revisit my photos of Longwood Gardens!
    A place I have visited a few times in the past and I can visit virtually now and hopefully again in person soon. I wonder – are the gardeners still working there each day?

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  3. There’s such an elegance to this flower. From the tall sleek stem to the air of mystery when those buds begin to peek through. This is my favorite springtime bloom. Your poem was beautiful and made me look out at mine in appreciation. Thank you.

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  4. Although tulips don’t last long they bring great joy with them when they arrive. I have never been to Longwood Gardens when the tulips are in bloom. Thanks for sharing your poem and pictures, Lynne.

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  5. Tulips are one of my favorites, Lynne. I, too, am waiting for them. In fact, I had Marc drive me past Hershey Gardens after my post-op appointment with the surgeon the other day to see if the tulips were out yet. They weren’t, but some other bright bulbs had sprouted. I’ll send you the photo.

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful anticipatory poem with us today.

    FINALLY, for the record, next weekend was supposed to be our Longwood Gardens meet-up. Oh, how life has thrown us curveballs since we made those plans in December.

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  6. Reminds me of this tulip quote: (-:
    “A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose. It doesn’t have to. It is different. And there’s room in the garden for every flower. You didn’t have to struggle to make your face different than anyone else’s on earth. It just is. You are unique because you were created that way. Look at little children in kindergarten. They’re all different without trying to be. As long as they’re unselfconsciously being themselves, they can’t help but shine. It’s only later, when children are taught to compete, to strive to be better than others, that their natural light becomes distorted.”

    –Marianne Williamson

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