You expect green, but, in the mountains,
Spring edges in with head tinted red
and brown carpet slippers, yet


After a shower,
even trees dress
for the occasion.


Poem for Susie Clevenger’s prompt on Real Toads asking for a response to the beautiful lithograph of Mi Young Lee below.  Above pic mine.  All rights reserved to holder. 







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12 Comments on “Turning”

  1. whimsygizmo Says:

    Oh, MY. Simply fantastic. That first stanza is DIVINE. The last, so clever. I just love this.

  2. Nature has a way of adjusting to its whims. But then it makes for a variety of colors feeding our memory of similar occurrences of days gone by!


  3. gillena Says:

    It’s do hot and dry here in T+T our Easter Season is like your Spring described
    ” head tinted red
    and brown carpet slippers”

    Much love…

  4. Love those ‘brown carpet slippers’.

  5. Jim Says:

    I liked this, K. This set me thinking, “in the mountains, Spring edges in with head tinted red and brown carpet … ” about way back when we would go up to Carlsbad, NM, in the early spring. What I do remember is the water from the melting snow carving its way down into the valleys. I don’t remember brown grass. Yet it turns brown about every other winter here, depending on how un mild our coldest winter day is. Frost melts to quickly to cause browning.

  6. Rosemary Nissen-Wade Says:

    My understanding seemed to flow seamlessly from your photo to your poem to the abstract image. You must have made it so! 🙂

  7. Marian Says:

    Yes! I’ve been thinking about how spring comes in red. This is wonderful, Karin.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Nature, it knows how to dress. I haven’t thought about spring arriving in red, but your words have helped me see it. Thanks so much for writing!

    • ManicDdaily Says:

      Thanks. I didn’t have good pictures but up in the mountains all the maple trees blossom in red before leafing. I should try to take a pic today as some are still like that. Thanks for kind words.

  9. sanaarizvi Says:

    This is soo gorgeously worded.. sigh.. especially love; “Spring edges in with head tinted red and brown carpet slippers, yet glorious.”

  10. M Says:

    k – you craft the short form deftly and deeply ~

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