Pollen piñatas



alder catkins


Rich pigments blink anew 

on alder branches aloft – 

amber-colored catkins,

countless weepy, oblong

piñatas punched

by turbid air, burst forth

showers of pollen-laden haze,

sending me in sneezing fits

to my knees.


Photo of alder catkins from ubcFarmblog at:



About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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4 Responses to Pollen piñatas

  1. I’m surprised I hadn’t thought of this idea before, but I just love the image that this conjures. It’s playful and the way I would tell a child about spring, pollen and allergies. Apologies for not being able to put the accent over the ‘n’…is there a way to do this is Word Press? I hope you enjoy!

  2. Gallivanta says:

    It makes pollen seem a little more bearable.

    • Thank you! My allergies have begun to act up again, but rather than look at spring in a negative light, I wanted to blindfold my perception and just take a child-like swing at nature. I’m glad it is a little more bearable now….and bless you 🙂

  3. Reblogged this on The ancient eavesdropper and commented:

    My allergies are in full force today, pollen swaying in the air under my nose like a sweetly scented piñata explosion….

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