warm as the sun on robin’s breast
soft as a yarn in blackbird’s nest
cool as the breezes when they blow
pristine as gentle flakes of snow
and tasty as sunflower seeds
or nasty as tough bitterweeds–
polecat babies in black and white,
who stir a stink in dark of night
tornado winds that scalp the hills
and crack the eggs of whippoorwills–
a “fraidy hole”–a cellar deep
where even greenish frogs can creep
a rain surprise in hasty splash
that brings forth thunder with a flash
newborn kittens in loft of hay
song of sparrow at end of day–
dogwood blossoms in Arkansas,
a welcome time chock-full of awe.
Copyright 2013, Freeda Baker Nichols
Makes me want to visit…maybe some day…
That would be nice!
Wow, now that really brings the Ozarks to life!
Thank you, Becky.
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Thank you very much.
My 🙂 for the morning, thank you
Ginger, I have two to go, and will drop back to a more leisurely blogging schedule. lol
Ooh I think this is my favorite of the month, Freeda. You are the sonnet Queen!
Thanks for your kind and encouraging words! Have a good day!