Lawrence S. Pertillar

(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

(The) Budding Grace of April


It's the 28th of April,
And the 29th comes soon.
The 27th was a Friday that passed,
In a year that speeds...
Faster than a rising hot air balloon.

Blooming trees and colors of Spring,
Brings a joy that the frost slips its grip...
Melting away.
And when May comes with full entourage...
Reminding us when it leaves,
We reflected on Memorial Day!
With a grieving that relieves.

Planted and placed are flowers potted,
As reminders never to forget...
Those loved and respected,
The dearly departed!

And as Aprils' mix,
Of fantastic hues blitzing us goes...
We warm within those hopeful visions,
To find sanctuary!
To keep a repeated peace,
And a comforting place...
That introduces a miracle unfolding!
Witnessing this earthly birth.
That seems to rejuvenate
Each time it is renewed,
With the budding grace of April!

Submitted: Saturday, April 28, 2007
Edited: Saturday, February 19, 2011

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  • Cathleen Hodgkinson (3/10/2008 11:02:00 PM)

    Within the cusp. of winter/spring, I was thinking of doing a writing pertaining to spring....but there is no way I could ever grasp what you've given us Mr. Lawrence. I won't even attempt it. I love your way with words. (Report) Reply

  • Duncan Wyllie (1/17/2008 3:21:00 PM)

    This is full of freshness, breathing in an up-lifting work from Sir Lawrence, I know! I know!
    you like to stay humble...it's just the way I feel after reading this

    Thankyou once again for yet another moving piece

    Love duncan X (Report) Reply

  • Sid John Gardner. (4/28/2007 8:54:00 PM)

    April is a great month.March is cold and windy, May is cold and windy.But only in the UK.April elsewhere is OK so I believe.
    Sid John. (Report) Reply

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