"And golden-eyed in a dark blue dress,/she squats on the lawn to rest."
|In search of Iris
A ray of sunshine has drawn her out,
after the rains have quit.
And golden-eyed in a dark blue dress,
she squats on the lawn to rest.
Dewdrops glisten on eyelids half shut
then dry in the heat of the day
when Iris, dear Iris, will snooze on her lawn
while nearby the daffodils play.
Iris, shy Iris, decked out in blue,
golden-eyed pupil of sun,
Iris, shy Iris, please wake up today,
join in the Springtime fun.
© Kåre Enga
Author's notes to self: [163.603] written 15 March 2007; this poem was inspired by dragonfly~guess who's back? who mentioned in her blog that she had irises in bloom. Original in blog entry: "Watching young people die; In Search of Iris"