American Plum tree (Prunus americana) Photo: Zach Grycan

HAIKU FOR A SPRING DAY
by Carol J. Fox

Birds huddle for warmth
Snow swirls and clings to branches
Spring sleeps in this year

Phoebe sings phoebe
Chorus of jonquils joins the air
Life’s song starts anew

Flowering plum tree
Purple heart amid spring green
Living together

Stark pine stands alone
Pressing against God’s blue sky
Doubting nothing

Brash forsythia
Opens the door to candor
Spreads hope brazenly

Dandelion frills
Prim lawns resist their grandeur
Scattershot of gold

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April is National Poetry Month and we are celebrating by sharing with you throughout the month some of the poems (and prose) from our own nature themed anthology called NATURAL VOICES: CELEBRATING NATURE THROUGH OPENED EYES. There are 14 authors in the book and one author’s name will be drawn randomly each time we post a poem or prose excerpt from the book until all authors have been represented. Check our news blog regularly for the poem/prose posts.

Read more about National Poetry Month here: https://poets.org/national-poetry-month

We’re celebrating #nationalpoetrymonth, #naturalvoicesanthology

Get your copy of the anthology here: https://www.naturalland.org/merchandise/

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