Saturday, May 17, 2008

When lilacs last in the dooryard bloomed...


In the dooryard fronting an old farm-house near the white-wash'd palings,

Stands the lilac-bush tall-growing with heart-shaped leaves of rich green,

With many a pointed blossom rising delicate, with the perfume strong I love,

With every leaf a miracle--and from this bush in the dooryard,

With delicate-color'd blossoms and heart-shaped leaves of rich green,

A sprig with its flower I break.

1 comment:

Judie & George said...

I love lilacs too. I also have a white lilac in my back yard. I am waiting for my favorite lilac to bloom. It's up fromt by the drive and is deep purple with a white edge. So pretty!