Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sweet Violets


At my steps and in my soul
the sweet violets of early spring.
Nodding heads and waving hearts
in mass profusion what joy they bring.
Isn't that lovely? And Violet I do mean it.
But here's the dirt little Miss V.
consider well the source
Steer clear of the beds and borders
or your luck will run it's course.
Persnickety gardeners curse you
for your annual brigade.
You mind your P's and Q's
to make it in my shade.


Come on now ...please be happy.
You have lots of room to roam.
We've known eachother all our lives.
You're welcome in my home.

- Elaine M. Vermette 2009

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Near and Dear

The house sparrow
is a common little bird in my neighborhood.
Often overlooked and in spite of it's many short comings is always welcome here.

“I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.”
Henry David Thoreau