Just Around the Corner

all green

buds around you

sunlight fierce as July

while snow still lingers in blue shade:

my spring


my spring

you give full-fledged in strong birdsong

bulb-shoots, sudden crocus

gray rain washing

all green

A mirror cinquain for the March poetry slam at yeah write.

When I was small, not much bigger than a pollywog,” said Frog, “my father said to me, ‘Son, this is a cold, gray day but spring is just around the corner.’ I wanted spring to come. I went out to find that corner…” (Arnold Lobel, Frog and Toad All Year)

19 thoughts on “Just Around the Corner”

    1. Thanks for reading. We have been lucky to have some wonderfully springlike sunny days this week–and sudden crocus. It definitely helps to make for peaceful poetry. 🙂

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  1. This is just so lovely! Thank you for sharing your inspiration, too; that adds another dimension (and the link to the title – perfect!). I love your reverence for nature shared through such delicate details. The repetition of “my spring” is particularly effective.

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    1. It’s funny how my “waiting-for-spring brain” will always go back to Frog and Toad stories. Love them. Thanks for your sweet and thoughtful words.


    1. Thank you. They took me by surprise when I was out last weekend–so wonderful to see color when you’re expecting gray.


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