Facing four cardinal directions,
Amaryllis blossoms silently sound
Exuberant celebratory joyfullness.
Elegant, flamboyant, bursting with color,
Blossoms signal both endings and beginnings,
Amidst dark winter days and nights.
Vibrant and vivacious hue offers remembrances
Of Spring past and hopefulness for Spring future;
Hope for resurgence and renewal of life force;
Hope for return of longer days;
Hope for new buds and new births;
Hope for another opportunity, for regeneration.
Ah, Amaryllis, your blossoms prompt
Optimistic yearnings, fun-filled fantasies,
And portents of positive possibilities.
Ann Beth Blake
(c) January 18, 2015