Lilac season

How I love my lilacs!

How I love my lilacs!

“In the dooryard fronting an old farm-house near the white-washed palings,
Stands the lilac-bush tall-growing with heart-shaped leaves of rich green,
With many a pointed blossom rising delicate, with the perfume strong I love,
With every leaf a miracle -and from this bush in the dooryard,
With delicate-coloured blossoms and heart-shaped leaves of rich green,
A sprig with its flower I break.”

~~From When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom by Walt Whitman

the tallest of them all!

the tallest of them all!

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10 responses to “Lilac season

  1. Beautiful! Love the poem too …

  2. chezjlb

    The photos go perfect with the poem. I can almost smell that sweet scent!

  3. madforknit

    That’s a huge lilac! The variegation in the flowers is gorgeous!

  4. Must be the day for posting lilacs!

  5. meezermeowmy

    Ah, how I miss lilacs! When we moved south, I found ligustrums, which look a bit like white lilacs. Beware! They STINK!

  6. The variety with white edges is so pretty and unique. I love it, too!

  7. Beautiful lilacs! Yours are ahead of mine – I’ve got buds starting, but I’m still a ways from flowers.

  8. kt

    Ooh, so pretty. I was just bemoaning the fact that we’re leaving a lilac bush at this house. Looking around the enourmous backyard in the new place, there’s one there, as well! Hurray!