A Zelda

Spring Strains - Poem by A Zelda

The chickadee wins the first prize –
as it visits its favorite haunts,
fleeting from tree to branch and branch to tree
noting the changes in the season,
perhaps nothing much,

maybe the hopeful bareness
on the maple tree:
a thousand bursting buds,
a thousand leaves that’ll bloom
in two weeks’ time.

Beyond the yard,
at the edge of the woods,
a bright winter-spring sun tickles the air.

And below on the mish-mash earth:
worms, worms, and worms
that strain to escape the chilly bits of broken ice.

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  • (2/4/2008 12:41:00 PM)

    This is very evocative of what spring should be, a joy to read. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 25, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 11, 2010

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