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Spring whim

by Kevin T. McEneaney
Sat May 14th, 2016

Buttercups bursting in greeny meadow,

oriole chattering in oak above,

geese squawking and euphorbia prolix

under golden orb setting in the west,

as midges celebrate their most brief lives.

Amid preening buds, frolic Spring has come

to populate damp earth, grass, and night

with trills, songs, and chirping whirls of delight.


Bees buzz, gather on purple lamium

while a woodpecker clatters on a tree.

Even silent twigs and mute lumpy stones

appear to whisper during gentle rain.

Flowering pear and plum evoke laughter

as I and my child trod weed and clover.