Happy Poetry Friday, and National Poetry Month. I’ve had such a rich week perusing Jama Rattigan’s blog Jama’s Alphabet Soup and her postings of the many poets featuring poems this month! I’ve been following the Progressive Poem that Irene Latham began and will participate later this month on April 19th. Here on my blog I’m writing poems about flora and fauna with a bit of art too.
Today I have a very short tanka poem to encourage spring here in the midwest, she’s taking her sweet time. Spring bulbs are slowly emerging even with our winter like temps. I’m looking forward to some warm southern breezes. In addition I have another spring poem by Katherine Mansfield.
Peek-a-boo buds in
April’s garden, hiding
between tongues of green,
now’s your turn–don’t be shy–
Come on out, share your shine!
© 2018 Michelle Kogan
VERY EARLY SPRING
by Katherine Mansfield
The fields are snowbound no longer;
There are little blue lakes and flags of tenderest green.
The snow has been caught up into the sky–
So many white clouds–and the blue of the sky is cold.
Now the sun walks in the forest,
He touches the bows and stems with his golden fingers;
They shiver, and wake from slumber.
Over the barren branches he shakes his yellow curls.
Read the rest of the poem at the Poem Hunter
Thanks to Amy Ludwig VanDerwater at The Poem Farm for hosting the Poetry Friday Roundup!