Squill Overkill

spring bulb

much Squill
is overkill.
The smallest spill —
tiny blooms of white,
lightly striped with blue starlight —
brings a taste of spring to excite.
Yet my neighbor’s grown a sapphire glade
that tempts me into yearning for cool shade.

Too much Squill or just enough?
Mother Nature struts her stuff.

Copyright 2015 Brenda Davis Harsham

Squill glade

Note: The first flowers are Puschkinia scilloides var. libanotica or Striped Squill. I wrote a previous poem to the blue Squill. I hope the spring is singing to you, as it’s singing to me. Have a wonderful week!

34 thoughts on “Squill Overkill

  1. A wonderful celebration of those flowers – I love the idea of a sapphire glade! Pink cherry blossom, with little blue flowers on the ground, and some lilly white lovelies here and there – my kind of dream garden!! 😀


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