Ultra Sounds Monday, February 6, 2012

Today is the second in a four-part series pairing poetry and photography.

The poem is  by the amazing Barbara Crooker. The quartet being presented on Ultra Sounds over these four weeks is part of a larger body of work, written during the time a close friend was struggling with cancer. You can find more about Barbara  here.

The photo was taken by Irene Miller, an exceptional photographer from Stratford, Ontario. For this series she has captured images  to accompany each of the four poems.  See more of Irene’s work here

Sam

 

 

 

FOR A FRIEND LYING IN INTENSIVE CARE WAITING FOR HER WHITE BLOOD CELLS TO REJUVENATE AFTER A BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT

by Barbara Crooker

The jonquils.  They come back.  They split the earth with

their green swords, bearing cups of light.

The forsythia comes back, spraying its thin whips with

blossom, one loud yellow shout.

The robins.  They come back.  They pull the sun on the

silver thread of their song.

The iris come back.  They dance in the soft air in silken

gowns of midnight blue.

The lilacs come back.  They trail their perfume like a scarf

of violet chiffon.

And the leaves come back, on every tree and bush, millions

and millions of small green hands applauding your return

 

 

 

Applauding Your Return” by Irene Miller

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One thought on “Ultra Sounds Monday, February 6, 2012

  1. Exactly and I yearn for the colour and aromas to come flooding back this Spring. Lovely, just lovely.

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