April was poetry month, and I had wanted to share a poem, but last week I needed a break from a number of things. This poem is still fitting in these early weeks of May.
A Spring Poem
From the chirp of a robin
to the bright green buds on the trees,
at first hesitant, creeping forward, like a careful lover
until crocus, the color of royal robes, appear.
Then come daffodils with their bright and cheery faces.
Next bold tulips join in the chorus.
Rainy days, sunshine, and warm breezes
all usher in the season of:
rejuvenation, new life, and fresh vision.
Hope springs eternal, as spring is hope incarnate,
ever signaling how life can come
from something which appears dead.
A lush carpet of thick new grass coats the lawn
at the back of the house,
as thick as a lamb’s wooly coat,
begging me to rest upon it and gaze heavenward.
I wait for the leaves of the trees to burst from their casings
and give the full-fledged performance of the season.
Soon summer will come and take the baton from spring,
leading it and me into the next phase of life.
But ever retaining that hope of spring
and the daybreak of newness around
every corner of life.
(c) Jenny Knipfer 2021
I hope you are enjoying spring, wherever you are. In the comments, let me know what inspires you the most about spring.
Mother’s Day Sale: Ruby Moon
Ruby Moon, my first book in my By the Light of the Moon series is on sale right now for Mother’s Day. Get in on Kindle or most everywhere ebooks are sold for $1.99.