Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The Colors of Spring

In spring, the grass grows greener on every side,


and Violets bloom by the way.


The Cherry dresses as a bride,


and a yellow-faced Daffodil greets the day.

In spring, when buds are pink

and blossoms white,


the bathwater is black--black, as night.


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18 comments:

Cheryl M. said...

Ha Ha Ha....both beautiful and funny!!! I grew up with five younger brothers and clearly remember letting out tubs of dirty water, cleaning the tub, and then drawing my bathwater.

Suzanne Temple said...

Cheryl, I had no idea you had five younger brothers! How fun!

Barb, sfo said...

LOL! I didn't see that coming. But just last night I asked my husband just how black the water was after Little Brother's bath. He was stunningly dirty after enjoying the beautiful day!

Anonymous said...

I love it, especially the bathwater!

Love, Alice Gunther

Beck said...

That's HILARIOUS! And we have those little boats too.

Cheryl M. said...

Yes Suzanne, I am the oldest and the only...girl...with five younger brothers. Today they are still younger, but much taller than I am..I love them dearly and they make me laugh! :)

lapazfarm said...

That is great! And SO true!Thanks for the laugh!

Crafty Mom said...

Now that is some dirty water. I am guessing you are thankful each day for a tub that is not WHITE!!!

Karen E. said...

Wonderful!

T with Honey said...

Spiritual and funny all at the same time. What a creative poem!

Kristen Laurence said...

What a beautiful Spring you have!

Jen said...

LOL! Now that the weather has gotten nice, I forgot how many more baths are needed. Beautiful pics!

mopsy said...

I love this---very clever, very funny, and very true!

Here's to five more months of ookey bathwater!

mel said...

haha! I have acquired a couple of boys recently and have noticed the seasonal change in bathwater as well...do you bathe all those boys every night? Because I am unsure how to handle the accumulation of daily dirt!! lol...

Ruth said...

I love how you put this together. The bath water is hysterical!!!

Goslyn said...

Hilarious! And oh, so true.

Gabrielle said...

When I was a young mom, Suzanne, I read something in a "New Mother" kind of magazine that I never forgot. It was, "A clean child at the end of a summer day is a child who hasn't had any fun." Yahoo for dirty bath water!

Jane Ramsey said...

Beautiful poem!
Our bath water is the same just about every night.