JOSIE'S POEMS

Flower Poems

By Josie Whitehead 

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Credit goes to my husband for this wonderful photograph, taken with our very simple little camera.  There are miles and miles of these beautiful English bluebells every spring in our beautiful Middleton Woods, Ilkley near to my home.  Josie

ODE TO THE BLUEBELLS

 

(of Middleton Woods, Ilkley)

 

(A Victorian Ballad)

By Josie Whitehead

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Ode to the Bluebells

Ladies dressed in gowns of blue,
You've slept the winter season through.
      Wake and take your pride of place
      As maids of honour, maids of grace.

          Ladies of the glades, arise
         
And wipe the sleep dust from your eyes.

Spring, the bride, in gay array,
Rejoices with the buds in May.
     Slender fingers of the sun
     
Through bright green leaves - new life’s begun!
   
         Ladies of the glades, arise
         
And wipe the sleep dust from your eyes.

The tinkle of your tiny bells
Resounding softly in the dells -
    Lift your heads, please don’t be shy.
    Heed not the wind.  It’s very sly.

        Ladies of the glades, arise
       
And wipe the sleep dust from your eyes.

 

Maidens, with your rich, blue hue,
Replenish woodlands and renew
    Winter's carpet of golden leaves
    And nod your heads beneath the trees.

         Ladies of the glades, arise
         
Look heavenward up to May's blue skies.


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