Get Your Premium Membership

Springtime In Texas

Springtime has erupted; life's everywhere
With a fine chartreuse film that floats through the air.
The live oaks are blooming along with golden mesquite-
The scents of renewal are verdant and sweet.

Chameleon fields that change overnight;
A plethora of color; an artists delight
Yellow, so bright it hurts the eyes,
Covers the hills like a huge sunshine tide.

Pastures of green and wild onion white
Deceive the perception with flowered highlights.
Black and white calves frolic and play
Through the myriad of colors on display.

Seas of Indian paintbrush in brash scarlet red
Abut pink morning primrose, gently lifting its head; 
Kaleidoscope gaillardia next to wine-colored phlox,
Mad impressionist Nature has pulled out the stops

Painting great Texas with colors galore
Then deciding to add just one color more
And up shoots the bonnets in startling blue.
Our states flower emblem, a salute to you.

JSC 2003

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

Post Comments
Please Login to post a comment
Date: 4/21/2015 1:53:00 PM
I can picture it all. Lived in Texas for 3 years. A real word picture...NICE!!
Login to Reply
Cervenka Avatar
Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 4/21/2015 4:42:00 PM
Thanks Franklin! i've been happy for the spring rains this year. Not only are the wildflowers gorgeous, it helps with the pollen allergies...aaAACCCHHHOOOO...pardon me, it's not all gone. ;-) ~Jan
Date: 4/7/2015 10:06:00 AM
I'm on the coastal plains where the bluebonnets are plentiful and humidity is often above 80%. Change the last line a few years ago..spring here makes my skin itch because of all the tree pollens. Our state flower emblem, I salute with Achoo!
Login to Reply
Horn Avatar
James Horn
Date: 4/8/2015 6:46:00 AM
Garner State Park is where we went to. They had dances and music there. Our streets are covered with yellow pine pollen here which is a real mess. Jim Horn
Date: 4/7/2015 9:17:00 AM
This was written quite a while ago. Was stationed in San Angelo during early 60's. That place was hot, dusty, windy and dry. Mesquite were beautiful when in bloom. West Texas is a world of its own with wide open spaces and the most friendly people you would ever meet. San Angelo had the first high school with a pool in it. Jim Horn
Login to Reply
Cervenka Avatar
Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 4/7/2015 10:07:00 AM
Ooopps the above reply was for you. Trying to do to many things today. Thanks for stopping by James. ~Jan
Date: 3/26/2015 10:54:00 AM
Colourful Texas in a nutshell! Thank you for giving me this vivid description, Janet. Julia, :)
Login to Reply
Cervenka Avatar
Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 3/26/2015 12:02:00 PM
Thanks for comment Julia.
Date: 3/24/2015 3:36:00 PM
I love Texas and love this poem.
Login to Reply
Cervenka Avatar
Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 3/25/2015 12:08:00 AM
Thanks Robert! It works its way into your heart and as a ative I'm not sure I could live elsewhere.
Date: 3/12/2015 2:17:00 PM
What a tribute to the Spring beauty of TEXAS!
Login to Reply
Cervenka Avatar
Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 3/12/2015 4:16:00 PM
Thanks Lyric man. Glad you enjoyed it.
Date: 3/12/2015 12:17:00 PM
I know these symphony of colors well . . . I live in Texas and enjoy this marvelous springtime wildflower event -- colors splashed across the Texas landscape. 7
Login to Reply
Cervenka Avatar
Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 3/12/2015 4:16:00 PM
It's almost here David. the fruit trees and mesquite are starting warming up to start the music. With the rain we've had, it should be beautiful by Easter.
Date: 3/12/2015 10:05:00 AM
How lovely is this portrait of Texas in the makes one want to pack a suitcase, and be there before summer!! Lovely!
Login to Reply
Cervenka Avatar
Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 3/12/2015 4:14:00 PM
Trust me by June you'll be ready to head north. I'm a native and don't like the heat. My allergies are already starting and only the fruit trees are blooming. I love the colors, but hate the itch. LOL
Date: 3/11/2015 6:11:00 PM
wow Janet you painted a glorious picture in my mind - chameleon fields that change overnight - what an amazing description! hugs Jan xx 7 xx
Login to Reply
Date: 3/11/2015 6:21:00 PM
yes lol:-) its fun!
Cervenka Avatar
Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 3/11/2015 6:20:00 PM
Thanks. Do you ever feel like we're playing tag?