Poem: Photo The Rhodora

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The Rhodora
Rhododendron canadensePhoto by Wayne Pridemore


On being asked, Whence the flower ? 


In May, when sea-winds pierce our solitudes,

I found the fresh Rhodora in the woods,

spreading its leafless blooms in damp nook,

to please the desert and sluggish brook.


by Ralph Waldo Emerson 1834

Rhododendron canadense
Photo by Wayne Pridemore




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