April 1, 2013

I know it’s spring


I know it’s spring

when the air is fragrant —

    cherry blossoms and ocean breeze,

    freshly cut grass,

    plants breathing

the sun seems to have sprung

higher in the sky.

those little unknown seedlings that over time will take shape,

slowly growing and unfolding into — ah! — whatever they become.

home smells new, with the

scent of warmth and life.

short sleeves and bare feet,

soles dirty from the grass and garden.

shadows, still long, appear for a longer day.

it’s time to put toques and scarves away.

(at least on the West Coast.)

winter has passed the torch of time to spring,

to light up the daffodils, tulips and magnolia,

the hyacinth, camellia and forsythia,

and others the sun is still beckoning.

I’m attempting to participate in NaPoWriMo, National Poetry Writing Month.