Monday, May 23, 2011

the air fills with the murmur of infant leaves

opening their tiny green fists

20 comments:

Birdman said...

... and they are probably still 'wet' fists. But at least they are not snow-covered fists!

Julie said...

It all comes dripping slow, doesn't it?

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Fists with only a visual punch, a soft one at that...

Bises,
Genie

Sharon Creech said...

Perfectly described, brattcat. Here we have some teenage leaves flapping this way and that in the breeze or lying indolently when the air calms.

Malyss said...

Beginnings of life, first moments... so much promises in those little fists!

JM said...

In the Amazon I could listen to the sound of leaves growing, I almost couldn't believe it! Beautiful image, Brattcat.

Kate said...

The world is bursting with colour, at least here in the Midwest. Tornados and floods aside, it's a wonderful season and time of the year...even with all our rain.

JM said...

By the way, have you watched David Attenborough's tv series 'The Private Life of Plants'? If not, do buy the DVD, it's more than worth it.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The murmur of infant leaves is better than the wail of infant screams, especially on an airplane, which I know is something that parents often cannot prevent.

magiceye said...

beautiful
the image and words

Sharon said...

What a beautiful springtime description!

Jack said...

Don't you love Kate's comment today? "Tornadoes and floods aside," all is well in the Midwest. I have a new definition of positive thinking. (Nice post today.)

Virginia said...

I love the picture you painted with your words.
V

lizziviggi said...

...and then before you know it, those little fists get bigger and start hitting their little sister. *sigh*

Tash said...

Such sweet, dazzling, green darlings, aren't they.
So pretty.

cieldequimper said...

This fresh green doesn't last yet it's the prettiest...

Irina said...

First true warm May days are the pleasure for the eyes.

Jacob said...

Your poetic gift is bursting at the seams with this one...fantastic!

What a lovely shot, too! Vermont is as beautiful in spring as in the fall, perhaps?

VP said...

Another great piece, following your tradition of poetry and images.

Amin said...

Beautiful post!