Six Daffodils


On my door this morning I found six daffodils.

Wrapped in clear plastic and tightly budded

They are sure-as-shootin’ the best harbinger of the passing of Winter into Spring.

In Santa Fe we look forward to the HOSPICE fundraiser (where these blooms came from) selling little bundles of yellow blooms to support their vital work.

My secret flower-deliverer made me love the world.

I see them sitting here on my desk in a pretty square glass vase just quietly gathering their wits to give up the bud and BLOOM!

A riotous yellow bellowing with the message: “Yes, indeed…I did it again! Braved the dark and interminable winter; waited patiently for the frigid earth to warm, soften and reclaim the fecund perfume that turns me ON!

I wriggle and push the earth to the side as I reach and reach and reach for light.

Then- I relax awhile as I make my way to the HOSPICE fundraiser folks table and some good soul buys me and takes me to Cathy’s door and she finds me and loves me so much she has to tell someone and so she tells YOU..

Only then..when I know I am where I need to be can I give my final gift and yellow myself up

And give Cathy my gift of what can only be called LOVE.”


5 Responses to “Six Daffodils”

  1. Debra Moody on March 12th, 2015

    May the warmth of yellow love surround you today, sweet lady.

  2. gerry harty on March 12th, 2015

    “Yellow” my favorite song!!! Happy Spring Cathy xoxo

  3. Rita Kindl Myers on March 12th, 2015

    I’m going “to yellow myself up” too! How? I’m not sure, but I love the sound of it.

  4. Jenny on March 16th, 2015

    Lovely piece and I can see the buds . Thank YOU

  5. Catherine on March 17th, 2015

    Your writing inspires me, as usual….

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