Joys of Yellow
Springtime daffodils, crocuses and polished buttercups,
delicately scented fluffy feather-leaved mimosa.
February winter jasmine cascading yellowly
over southern sunwarmed stone walls,
an explosion of tiny briliant forsythia stars.
Hillside covered in cream yellow primroses,
with violets as mutual complement.
Sunrays stealing through shutter slats,
gifting a natural awakening from sleep,
announcing a genuine good morning.
Shivering home from school in furry boots,
then scenting the promised mouthwatering delight
of a buttery, egg-yellow, oven-hot and fragrant
delicious Sally Lunn for tea.
On purple thistles see the glinting gold
of foraging finches seeking seeds.
The small vivid yellow butterfly
on sky blue chicory flowers.
Secret lemon grove in deep ravine,
chrome yellow earth protecting it
from the unruly teasing of frost or wind.
A favourite special occasion dress,
seductive, slinky, silky saffron sheath,
infecting more than one with yellow fever!
Ice cold glass of summer-scented limoncello,
sipped in the coolth of palm tree fronds,
watching the water on a breathless night,
our only company a glowing lemon yellow globe.