Monday, February 28, 2011

Crocus

Glorious sunshine for the last day of February.
A photo from the garden - taken this morning.

Tonight l'm making Cream of Cauliflower Soup also known as Crème ou Velouté Dubarry - named after the Contesse Dubarry, a favourite of Louix XV - the cauliflower represented the powdered wigs of the time.
It's an easy soup to make- Here's the LINK :)


This morning, flowers cracked open
the earth’s brown shell. Spring
leaves spilled everywhere
though winter’s stern hand
could come down again at any moment
to break the delicate yolk
of a new bloom.

The crocus don’t see this as they chatter
beneath a cheerful petal of spring sky.
They ignore the air’s brisk arm
as they peer at their fresh stems, step
on the leftover fragments
of old leaves.

When the night wind twists them to pieces,
they will die like this: laughing,
tossing their brilliant heads
in the bitter air

Christine Klocek-Lim


3 comments:

Rob said...

No sunshine here, just cold and grey.

clairesgarden said...

love the crocus and scillia, nice planting combination. I have some scilia in a pot...think I know where its heading now!

PEA said...

Would you believe I've never had cauliflower soup? I often make cauliflower with cheese sauce as a side dish but never in a soup. I'm soooo deprived!! hehe Will have to check out the recipe.

I can't believe you have crocuses in bloom already, we won't be seeing that until at least April. They are gorgeous, though, and make such a delightful patch of colour!! xoxo

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