Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Susurrant Trees

The trees whisper of spring’s approach
While small birds sit amidst the conversation
Cocking their heads this way and that.
Listening.
Listening
To the creak of old wood
And the faint stirring of new life
Drawn from icy spring rain
And softened soil.

The birds are impatiently interrupting
The tentative susurration of the trees
With twitters and joyous song
Singing.
Singing
With the sway of branches
In bracing winds.
For they too have heard it in the air
And seen it in the strengthening light.

But the trees pay them no heed
For they are tenderly exploring
Winter’s shearing with tentative pulses
Flexing.
Flexing
Winter’s frozen toes in warm patches of sunlight.
And contemplating swollen buds for yet another season
of light and leaf and dancing shadows.

4 comments:

Beth said...

There is something about this that speaks to me, but I am not sure what...or maybe it's everything.

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful. It would have been perfect for last night...we missed you!

K

Joseph Lupoli said...

Your poetry is wonderful! I wish I could write it and I admire anyone who can write it well.

Have a terrific day!

A.Decker said...

Bev, this is wonderful. Such ordinary things given such special life and animation by your attention. Nice work.

Sorry I haven't been around much lately. Life can get right in the way, eh? I'm trying to do better.

See you later.