Impressions of Spring


Spring is escorted in by the fervent Robin.

Her gallant efforts to build her nest and then the endowment of the remarkable eggs!

“Robin’s pride” – silk screen/ Karin Aldinger. March 21, 2011

Slow Spring

by Katharine Tynan

O year, grow slowly. Exquisite, holy,
The days go on
With almonds showing the pink stars blowing
And birds in the dawn.

Grow slowly, year, like a child that is dear,
Or a lamb that is mild,
By little steps, and by little skips,
Like a lamb or a child.

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Chickadee by Jane Rodway


CHICKADEE
by Jane Rodway

I called out to
my chickadee,
…”Please come back again!
You have a way,
to brighten my day,
and wash away the pain.”

I sang aloud to
my chickadee,
“I love your voice so fine!
It makes me smile,
happy all the while,
so sunny days are mine.”

I whispered softly to
my chickadee
“Please come close, my friend-
I want to see your sweet face,
help bring Spring to this sad place,
a Spring I hope will never end.”

I thought to myself
“My dear Chickadee,
Why do you fly away?
There’s still so much more,
So much more to explore,
On this bright new day!”