Earth in Spring, First Wave

Oh barest of trees, 

held in winter freeze

your dreams are made of  leaves

How long until we see?

The second coming...

Out of sight?  Happens overnight!
It starts low, in the ever blades below,

Just a moment later, it spreads to the bushes, shrub n' scrub

then climbs to the trees,

the holy proceeding of the earth in greening...

While bloating, bulging, bursting buds - Explode!

Big Bang of colors in flame.  
Every Spring is never the same...

Bradford Pears, everywhere!

I get down low on the floral floor , to burn these colors into pixels.  

The first Dandelion rises with the sun...

The first wine, the first bread
the first communion,
at the altar of Spring

(so bees do have knees)

but then,
winter takes a fling
one last sting?

Or a brief romance of Winter in Spring...


Photo Credits:

Grass - Wikimedia Commons

bee on dandelion - Wikimedia Commons

blooms in snow - gifted gardener & photographer 



  1. Beautiful photographs and poetry. After hearing of so many references to the next wave of Covid this is a refreshing reminder of another wave from Mother Nature. Spring is akin to the vaccine, which beckons us to leave our little hobbit holes and bear witness to new life and a world alive in color!

  2. You have the heart of a poet, William.


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