Lilac Bush in the yard
laden with snow  

First year in four
for Lilac’s
full blossoms 

Blooming in spite of hail 
late snow
bitter wind
driving rain
Tiny  purple buds
burst into lavish lavender  

While memory
fosters forests 
of Lilac bushes 
where little girls run
and hide
in the center 

Their secret cove
of fragrant blossoms
of purple bliss