Oh What A Wonder!

April

So much waiting to be born.
Blackberries not yet on the

bramble path, much less so
sweetening tarts and tongues.

Spring peepers chippering
moonlight — oh what a wonder to

be the pond that enjoys such a
buxom chorus. Sap waiting to

rise in rabbits and wolves  —
their winter stains bled and shed

for the next generation’s fur and
teeth. Wood violets and dandelion

laboring earth and leaf debris
— no less faithful the insects and

breezes that scatter their seeds
and gaiety. Wide vees of geese

to unzipper sky of cloud and fog,
percussing wings and wills of

summer grazing across fields,
streams and highways. Green,

pink and yellow ready to stir
northern gardens into tulips,

roses and corn. Yeast with water
and wheat rebirthing warm and

wrinkled hands — rises and yields.
Rises and yields. The soft dough

braiding Spring into Easter Bread,
Babka and Challah.

April…
so much waiting to be born.

 

AG ~ 2017

 

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12 thoughts on “Oh What A Wonder!

  1. Forsythia is just beginning to blush. I just told a fellow artist today about Joan Eardley, a Scottish artist-jewel and how much I relate to her work. I believe her work is being honored now. How wonderful for this conversation. Thank you!

    1. Hi Barb, we actually still have snow piles in the shady northern exposures, however Spring is happening. Hope all is well. I missed the snow this winter – we only got one 18″ storm, and it was in late March. I love the snowfalls in Dec-Jan-Feb. I’m a fall / winter lover!

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