Wednesday, April 01, 2020

A Poem for April

In April by 

This I saw on an April day:
Warm rain spilt from a sun-lined cloud,
A sky-flung wave of gold at evening,
And a cock pheasant treading a dusty path
Shy and proud.


And this I found in an April field:
A new white calf in the sun at noon,
A flash of blue in a cool moss bank,
And tips of tulips promising flowers
To a blue-winged loon.


And this I tried to understand
As I scrubbed the rust from my brightening plow:
The movement of seed in furrowed earth,
And a blackbird whistling sweet and clear
From a green-sprayed bough.

5 comments:

Tired Teacher 2 said...

Lovely! I remember how the tilled earth polished my brother’s plow every Spring, usually in April. Good memories.

Kym said...

Lovely! :-)
What a perfect poem to begin April!

KSD said...

Very nice. Thank you.

Vera said...

Such a beautiful poem! Thank you.

kathy b said...

Oh April. Oh poetry! Wonderful