Delicately Opening

Closed signs turn cautiously
trepidation persists –
are openings wise at this time?

Spring ignores man’s conflicts
delicately asserts her voice
delivers a message of renewal

A reminder to all hearts to set aside worry
open anew to the wonders around us –
all else will fall in place in its own time.

(For A Photo A Week Challenge: opening; and Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: delicate colours.)


Spring, you bring such hope,
such delight – promised renewal…

And yet I feel the vulnerability
of all that is precious – how delicately
balanced the seasons, life cycles
both giving and subtracting –
a chain of birth and death.

For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: delicate

A Photo a Week: Delicate

Delicate is the spider’s web,
at least to the naked eye –
appearances deceive, though,
just ask an unfortunate fly.


The sighting of a butterfly,
splashing colour with flight –
opening and closing wings
spreading childlike delight.

delicate in mire

In the midst of swampy mire,
this delicate flower dares bloom;
a snow white pop of hope
to break the slimy gloom.


Most miraculous of all,
the beginning and end ages,
where life becomes precious –
the most delicate of stages.

(Thank you to Nancy Merrill for this Photo a Week Challenge: delicate)