Spring Promise


Now every breath is a scintillation of birdsong.

This fat little chickadee singing high and loud

Over the mild urban uproar: such a tiny feathered

Body to make such a big sound. Now yellow

Proclaims herself Empress of Grass, with squads

Of daffodils marching in her army. Now, after

A quick rain, the still bare branches hold onto

Raindrops like placeholders for the buds to come.

In the background, the snowbells ring out

A farewell to winter. Now only the dogwood

Will send its petaled snowflakes down on us.

Now, we throw off hibernation like a dark wool

Duffel coat as March clomps away in heavy boots.

7 comments on “Spring Promise

  1. Beautiful celebration of the change in season. Loved the imagery of the daffodil army and raindrop placeholders 😊


  2. robert okaji says:

    Wonderful imagery!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Widdershins says:

    Agree wholeheartedly! … So long, March, and thanks for the fish! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I love this, but the weather isn’t listening around here.

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