Happy Poetry Friday and Happy National Poetry Month!
I’m sharing all things Spring, with poems and art for the opening of National Poetry Month!
Lilac buds prickle me alive.
Spring hides inside
curling inside each
Waiting, waiting, waiting,
for sun’s waves of warmth
soaking up soil into cake-like crumbles.
For green leaves inching out like
methodically coiling in and out
through Spring’s first
velveteen-green forest field.
For pointy apple green leaves
dusted in red-rose-ends and
multiplying each day as
March marches on.
Each day more buds grace branches.
Each day buds bloom into leaves.
Each day more flowerets
appear atop branches tips.
While late afternoon catches these
electrified glowing lights alighting
more and more flowerets,
reaching upward towards sky,
outward toward you and me,
and downward towards
garden’s rich earth.
All eagerly anticipating,
ever so subtle
essences of lilacs
© 2021 Michelle Kogan
INSTRUCTIONS ON NOT GIVING UP
by Ada Limón
More than the fuchsia funnels breaking out
of the crabapple tree, more than the neighbor’s
almost obscene display of cherry limbs shoving
their cotton candy-colored blossoms to the slate
sky of Spring rains, it’s the greening to the trees
that really gets to me. When all the shock of
and taffy, the world’s baubles and trinkets, leave
Read the rest of the poem and listen to Ada Limón recite it here.
I have a new card, Flowers Forevermore, available in my online Etsy Shop, just in time for Spring…
The card is a detail from the original artwork which will be posted soon in my Shop as an Archival Print.
Mary Lee Hahn at her blog A YEAR OF READING, is our host for this weeks Poetry Friday Roundup, thanks for hosting Mary Lee! Her post invites us to partake in National Poetry Month with the 2021 Progressive Poem, Poetry Month Project Roundup, and… She was thinking about skipping this month, but quickly decided to go with a haiku a day. Make sure you stop by for all the poetry offerings she’s sharing!