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 Essay: ‘Poetry and the Muses Part 2’ by James Sa... The Muses we understand from Part 1 of this article are the daughters of the future and the past, and more specifically of memory, light, truth and be... 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 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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.