Photo Copyright Annette Marie Hyder
By Annette Marie Hyder
(March 23, 2012)
The trees crowd one another
trying to be the first
to give bouquets
of fresh green leaves
to the warm air.
their gift-filled hands
I want to slip through
pieces of sky —
(an ethereal type
of spring harbinger
blooming in shades of blue)
bring fat roses
(azure, robins egg, Tiffany, true)
home for my table, to scent the air
to wear in my hair…
and to wrap in a nosegay for you.
Links of interest:
A note on nosegay (Source: Wikipedia)
“A nosegay, tussie-mussie, or posy/posey/posie is a small flower bouquet, typically given as a gift. They have existed in some form since at least medieval times, when they were carried or worn around the head or bodice.
The term nosegay arose in fifteenth-century Middle English as a combination of nose and gay (which then meant “ornament”). So a nosegay was an ornament that appeals to the nose or nostril.
The term tussie-mussie comes from the reign of Queen Victoria (1837–1901), when the small bouquets became a popular fashion accessory. Typically, tussie-mussies include floral symbolism from the Language of Flowers, and therefore may be used to send a message to the recipient.”
Shades of blue: You Only See Colors You Can Name (eagereyes.org)