The Sweet Buds of June

The Sweet Buds of June
The Sweet Buds of June

How sweet those buds of June,
in winter’s grip yet attuned
to a partial sun’s grace,
and still they face the season
with stoic resolve,
battering rain and winds
cannot absolve their heroic intent,
as they stand tall, petals pure as snow,
and eyes the yellow of the sunrise,
between those brooding clouds
despised for their mood.

In all the gloom,
I watch their tiny blooms
amid the green,
and it seems their tune is relentless,
singing praises to a veiled sun,
a war not won but survived
the best they can,
and I praise them too,
for such a blessing in my view,
tiny blooms ever struggling
to refute the weather.

A small thing perhaps, but a hope,
an ever-lasting match
between the sour chill
and burgeoning life
amid the stillness of hibernation,
a sleeping libation
from winters dreary muse,
and each one that appears
I so sincerely bless them all,
for their ardor, their tears of struggle,
just to be, in winter’s freeze.

Dotted across my green vista,
tiny lives persisting,
as I in the warmth of my abode,
type away, thoughts afloat,
and they under pelting rains,
against the grain, push on,
and I smile for their persistence,
knowing that sun will, sooner or later
give reason for their hope,
and live they will amid all the grief,
here in winter’s moody season.

Tony DeLorger © 2018

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for, Google+, videos on YouTube and book sales on website, Amazon and

4 thoughts on “The Sweet Buds of June

  • May 29, 2018 at 1:00 PM

    Tony, your tremendous love for nature often brings me to tears for the beauty of it all, nature itself and the words from your heart and soul. Great work, dear friend. Take care.

  • May 29, 2018 at 7:54 PM

    Much appreciated Phyllis, so pleased you find beauty in the expression. Thank you and take care.


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