Thursday, April 16, 2020

Poetry Friday: Spring Welcome

Hello, dear poetry friends, and welcome to Poetry Friday. This week's round up is hosted by Molly at Nix the Comfort Zone

I've thought of you often and read many of your posts over the last month. Unfortunately, I've struggled mightily to create my own poetry these last several weeks. With everything going on, I can't seem to find the right few words in the right order. I am writing in my journal. It's helping me to process my feelings and deal with this very new world we're living in. 

We have a robin nesting in the corner of our front porch. So, today I'm sharing the poem, Spring Welcome, from Deborah Rudell's collection, A WHIFF OF PINE, A HINT OF SKUNK: A FOREST OF POEMS.


A million arms in woody sleeves
wave a zillion brand-new leaves,
inviting wrens to be their guests,
the orioles to build their nests,
and calling all the chickadees
to stay and raise their families.

Deborah's book introduces several forest animals and their happenings throughout the four seasons. The poems are beautifully crafted and paired with Joan Rankin's whimsical illustrations. 

I know some parts of the country are still seeing a bit of snow, but hopefully, we'll all be enjoying beautiful spring weather soon! Thanks for stopping by.