Not a big deal for most people. My surprise, two years ago, when surprise lilies, given up for dead, came to life. They failed to bloom last year–there’s still hope for this year.


DSCN0448Ten years ago
Next month, the
Surprise lily bulbs
Were a departing gift
From a neighbor friend
Back in the Midwest
Every spring, green shoots
Sprouted, thick and healthy
But, never any blooms

Frustrated, to the point
Of giving the bulbs
To someone with
A greener thumb
Today, in a minor
Miracle, magnificent
Pinkish-purple blooms
Trumpeted their arrival

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Author: warturoadam77p

65 year old married retired communications worker with three grown children, transplanted from the Midwest to the sunny Gulf Coast.

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