Blanket of Daffodils

by Linda Nemec Foster

Blanket of Daffodils

How to define the word
Tart lemon that stings
your mouth; shining sun
that blinds your eyes;
deep blanket of daffodils
that caresses your face.
Yes, the yellow of petal
that defies early April
and its cruelty. Wild
and tamed flower, its
color reminds us
of the first light
of spring, the memory
that cannot be forgotten.

Linda Nemec Foster

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Linda Nemec Foster received her M.F.A. in creative writing from Goddard College in Vermont. She is the author of nine collections of poetry including Amber Necklace from Gdansk (finalist for the Ohio Book Award), Listen to the Landscape (short-listed for the Michigan Notable Book Award), and Talking Diamonds (finalist for ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Award). Her work has appeared in over 300 journals such as The Georgia Review, Nimrod, Quarterly West, New American Writing, North American Review, Indiana Review, Rattle, and Poet Lore. Foster's poems have also been anthologized, exhibited in galleries and museums, translated in Europe, and produced for the stage. Her awards include honors from the Arts Foundation of Michigan, the National Writer's Voice, the Michigan Governor's Artist Award, and the Academy of American Poets. She founded the Contemporary Writers Series at Aquinas College and is currently a member of the Series' programming committee.

Last updated May 23, 2011