Happy Poetry Friday
I’m trying to stay positive about the Chicago weather. It was glorious yesterday, and today, we’re back to almost winter like weather. It was pretty nippy while I painted outside. Which brings me to my poem for today, LION OR LAMB, how will march leave and April begin… I’m also sharing a spring poem by William Carlos Williams.
Carol, at her blog Carol’s Corner is hosting this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup, thanks Carol! She’s sharing a bevy of daffodils in poetry and images.
LION OR LAMB
Lion or lamb how will
March march out
and usher in April…
I’m yearning for the lamb
to shed my layers and feel
the warmth of the spring sun.
Underneath the winter mulched leaves
life’s sprouting out and reaching for the sun,
plants are calling, “uncover me…”
The plants seem to have a
handle on what’s happening,
they’re climbing out of their winter beds.
Yesterday the crocuses emerged…
The little one’s with white puffy petals
and two outwardly, arching green leaves.
The ever so tiny periwinkle blue crocus
has pushed through the ground and she’s
staging her determined time to open…
Helleborus is out, spring’s first rose,
she’s ready to open her petals
and demanding a winter-leaf-haircut.
daffodils, tulips, and peonies have
poked their tips out of the ground and
are inching up faster everyday.
The garter snakes are out–
Soaking in the sun, and sashaying along the sidewalks,
Holding their territorial spots with a flick of their tongue.
And our feathered friends,
are singing praises and sending us messages
for today, for tomorrow, remember nature.
Lion or lamb, what will it be–
I think the plants know, I’m sure the trees know–
Maybe they’ll let me know…
© 2019 Michelle Kogan
SPRING AND ALL: III [THE FARMER IN DEEP THOUGHT]
By William Carlos Williams
Read the rest of the poem here