top of page


Flower Poems

By Josie Whitehead

Pink Tulips
Pink Tulips
Main Poetry Index       Flower Poems       Easter Poems       


By Josie Whitehead

Tulips in Spring

The tulips, in their gorgeous gowns,

Are the centrepiece of parks and towns.

     Displayed in gardens every spring,

     What cheerfulness to all they bring.


With colourful cups upon their heads

They brighten many springtime beds.

      In April showers, displayed with pride,

      They take this weather in their stride.


The sun, which shines upon these flowers,

Increases with day’s lengthening hours

     And in May the tulips say goodbye,

     As swallows swoop across our sky.

Copyright on all my poems

Alliteration - The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.

eg:  gorgeous gowns; colourful cups; swallows swoop.  

All good poets use these tools of a poet's trade, and this, with perfect metre (and this is iambic metre - tetrameter with rhyming aa/bb) shows what poetry really should be.  Try it yourself.  

When you speak of an inanimate object and, in this case a flower, as if it were human, you personify it.  It is called personification.  I refer to the tulips wearing gorgeous gowns.  Of course they have petals, so I've personified this.  I also speak of the tulips saying goodbye.  Of course they don't speak.  I've personified what they do.  Watch out for these things in my poems.  Josie

Swallows - Heading .jpg
bottom of page