One of my favorite tulips is a sweet rosy purple variety called Purple Prince. This little poem that I wrote, a tanka, tells why this year only one of this variety bloomed.
a purple bud blooms
alone in a pool of green;
at dawn in the spring
with their shy white tails waving
deer ate tulips for breakfast.
tulips for breakfast, a tanka by Aisling, May 7, 2009
photos by Aisling, May 6, 2009