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. Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) 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 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email.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. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.