Flowers in Bloom – A Poem

Spring seems to have finally arrived. Although the rain has not completely subsided here in the Pacific Northwest, we have had a number of sunny days and the flowers and trees are in bloom. Even my Mothers’ Day lilac tree/bush is in bloom.

My Mothers' Day Lilacs

There are other bushes in my front yard in bloom, too. I don’t know what they all are, but I do know they are beautiful. I am so thankful for the beauty of flowers blooming in the spring.

Blooming Bush

That is why I decided to write my Thankful Thursday poem about all the beautiful flowers God has given us to herald in the spring. We will be blessed with flowers throughout the spring and summer, and even some that will hang on into the fall. Each flower has its blooming season appointed by God so that we can enjoy them for many months.

I am also thankful for these pictures of beautiful irises posted by my blogging friend Eden Ellis at her new photo blog, just for me.

Flowers in Bloom

Flowers in bloom, wonder of spring
Lilacs’ sweet fragrance and lovely buds
Opening their faces to the sun God brings
Wisteria wafting, lavender fills the air
Each bloom, a short time to the branches it clings
Roses guarded by thorns, fragile beauties
Sweet magnolia and dogwood softly sing

Iris stand tall but delicate and charming
Nasturtium and heliotrope, fragrance delights

Bees pollenate, hummingbirds feed
Little tree blossoms become fruit, indeed
On the windowsill in a vase, red carnations
On the table daisies brighten the room
My Creator, my Lord, designed them all

Roses and Carnations

Look, the winter is past,
      and the rains are over and gone.
 The flowers are springing up,
      the season of singing birds has come,
      and the cooing of turtledoves fills the air.
 The fig trees are forming young fruit,
      and the fragrant grapevines are blossoming.
   Rise up, my darling!
      Come away with me, my fair one!”
Song of Solomon 2:11-13 (NLT).

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


13 Responses

  1. thanks for your poem .
    it really help me .you please made more poems on another poem .your poem is very useful…..
    I really thanks you

  2. This is the first time I saw a Mothers’ Day lilac — so lovely, your poem too! I love the imagery of ‘Opening their faces to the sun’ 🙂

    • Rea, That is not the official name for this lilac; I just call it that because it was my Mothers’ Day present about 12 years ago. 😉 But I have never seen another one like it either. Each flower is actually bigger than a regular lilac, which is cool, too. Welcome back from your vacation. Peace, Linda

  3. Beautiful! Thank you for brightening the morning.

    Here in Australia it will officially be winter in just four days but we are still enjoying, at least in Queensland (where our slogan is ‘beautiful one day and perfect the next’) what would be described as beautiful summer days by people from other parts of the world.

    We don’t get the dramatic Spring change here simply because we don’t have the stark winters. We are green and in bloom most of the year (though sometimes brown in the hot summers). However I remember the English springtime and the joy it brought to see the new blossoms again.

    The whole of creation praises our great God.

    • Of all the places in the world to visit, Australia has long been at the top of my list. I once said to my son that I’d love to spend spring and summer here, and then spring and summer in Australia. That would be perfect. But I don’t know if I will ever get there. Here in the Pacific Northwest it doesn’t get too cold, not like Minnesota or New York, but it does rain, a lot! Glad you liked the poem and so happy I could brighten your morning. 🙂 Peace, Linda

      • If ever you do come here, be sure to let me know. I wouldn’t advise a summer visit though, unless you enjoy high humidity. It is the ONLY thing I dislike about living here. I detest being WET all the time, with perspiration dripping from my head non-stop.

  4. Thank you, Linda 🙂

    Beautiful … simply beautiful!!

    We’ve had rain, rain and more rain. Didn’t feel much like Spring at all but this lovely poem brightened the day.

    Thank you for sharing. God bless you as you remain rooted and grounded and blooming for Him!


    • Ann, We’ve had a lot more rain than usual, too. Yesterday it poured buckets, but when I wrote this we’d just had a nice day. One at a time is about all we seem to be getting, but the flowers make it okay. Peace, Linda

  5. Oh Linda . . .thank you so much for this beautiful post. I love flowers. The pictures you took made me so happy just to see them. Lilacs are one of my favorites!!! And you did a wonderful poem with it too???? You did it again, gave me a sweet soft place to land today, in His beauty and grace. God bless you and keep you surrounded by His wonder.

    • Deb, Lilacs are one of my favorites, too, and my mothers’ day lilac is so special to me. I’m glad I was able to give you a sweet soft place to land. 🙂 Peace, Linda

  6. What a beautiful display of color and splendor, and a gentle reminder of the life lessons God means to teach through creation and nature.
    Oh, that we would all bear such lovely fruit… and be the sweet fragrance of Christ we are called to be… and like the lilies of the field that still grow and bloom though they toil not or spin but bring Him glory by simply existing and being still….

    • Debra, Thank you. All glory goes to the One and Only who created and inspired this beautiful display of color and splendor! I’m so glad you stopped by to enjoy His Flowers in Bloom. Peace, Linda

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