Spring – day 28 napowrimo

dogwoodwarm 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 haykittens
song of sparrow at end of day–
dogwood blossoms in Arkansas,
a welcome time chock-full of awe.

Copyright 2013, Freeda Baker Nichols

12 comments on “Spring – day 28 napowrimo

  1. Makes me want to visit…maybe some day…


  2. becky6259 says:

    Wow, now that really brings the Ozarks to life!


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  4. Ginger Kemp Pruett says:

    My 🙂 for the morning, thank you


  5. Catherine Johnson says:

    Ooh I think this is my favorite of the month, Freeda. You are the sonnet Queen!


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