Photograph of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC.‘April in Washington’ and Other Poetry by David Martin The Society June 15, 2016 Beauty, News of Note, Poetry 2 Comments April in Washington Around the basin there’s a ring Of cherry trees now blossoming. Showing off the city’s best, They give its residents a rest From all the darker doings there That constitute the normal fare. As I observe the Asian gift, My spirits get a fleeting lift. Forgetting everything I know, I enjoy the annual show, Admiring in her loveliness, The harlot in a wedding dress. Bluebells Blue is the color of sadness, But they’re not really blue. The April-blooming bluebells Are of a purplish hue. The last time that I saw them They were past their prime, And I did feel sadness For the passing of the time. David Martin is a Washington economist and political commentator. Related Post ‘On President Trump’s First Year in Office’ and ... On President Trump’s First Year in Office An earlier version of this poem was published with an explication in The Epoch Times. In Donald Tr... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail 2 Responses Sale James June 16, 2016 Very good poems – a sad wistfulness wonderfully evoked. Reply John Nazareth June 27, 2016 Your Poetry David Martin was instant moving and touching . There was the simple style and authentic grasp in your poems . Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.