Scarlet Flax

April dawns with scattered clouds
Obscuring the daybreak sun
March’s roaring lion lingers on
In brisk breezy morning air

I find myself pondering
What this new spring will bring
For I am a fool who believes
In the beauty of small things

And today among the profusion
Of bold purple and yellow blooms
I spy shocking red petalled blossoms
With centers of stark ebony stars

The delicate scarlet flax is lovely
Oh, what a brave little wild flower
To have the courage to grow
Among bigger, brighter colored flowers

And yes, you may think me foolish
To write of a simple red bloom
But poets are sentimental fools
Finding grace in the smallest of things

©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg

Imaginary Garden With Real Toads: April 2020- Days 1-5

dVerse Poets Pub: Seeing Red

Author’s Note: Here we go- Day 1 of National Poetry Writing Month!

Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at:
and purchase anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page

33 Comments on “Scarlet Flax

  1. “I am a fool who believes in the beauty of small things.” I am too, Linda. Thanks for reminding us of the beauties, big and small, that are still ours.

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  2. The flowers teach us so much, don’t they? 💝 Especially love; “I spy shocking red petalled blossoms with centers of stark ebony stars.” 😍

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  3. There’s nothing wrong with being ‘a fool who believes in the magic of small things’, Linda. When we pay attention to the small things, the bigger picture falls into place. You’ve painted a lovely seasonal picture, paying attention to the small things and proving the point! I love all the colours.

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  4. Gorgeous image and lovely write!
    “For I am a fool who believes
    In the beauty of small things” I like this shifting of April 1, to taking on being the fool personally, to the shifting to poets as fools. I enjoyed this one!

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