Treasure Island

Mary Austin

(1868-1934 / the USA)

Signs Of Spring


CREAM-CUPS, butter-cups,
Dandelions and sedges;
Blackbirds in the poplar row,
Sparrows in the hedges;
Fruit-buds in the orchard
Swelling with the rain;
All the close-fed pasture-lands
Growing green again.
Poppies on the river-bluff
Soon will wake from sleeping;
Home along the foothills
Woolly clouds a-creeping.

Submitted: Monday, September 27, 2010

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