Sunday, March 17, 2024

Spring incantation

oh, these needles of rain 
the skies are full of surprises

my only choice of speech
is a quiet, topographical melody 

for I bring us to forsythia
and crocus, tulip, and daffodil

a readying redbud now, then
a promise of hellebore and more 
Pic: A redbud getting ready by the Red Cedar.


Nance said...

I love the sound elements in this poem.

StephLove said...

I love watching the progression of spring, too.

I can't decide if I like the line "and crocus, tulip, and daffodil" better as is for the rhythm or if I'd rather have the flowers in the order they bloom (crocus, daffodil, tulip) because I am persnickety that way. "Readying redbud" is delicious.

Gillian said...


maya said...

Thank you, Nance, Gillian, and Steph.

Steph--I should probably change the order... it just sounded right to end with daffodil somehow. Don't freak out, but my hellebores are already here, so I'm off there too. Hehe

Sarah said...

needles of rain! yes!

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