April morning

April 24, 1996|By Georgia Beyard

Spring shakes out its tablecloth,

scatters red, yellow, purple crumbs of color.

Robin wings X,Y,Z the air.

Crow, in oversized galoshes, wades

through black puddles, lifts wings,

wobbles into flight.

In magnolia trees, velvet capsules pop,

hatch ivory, mauve blossom birds.

Astride his geometric death contrivance

spider drinks the dew that bejewels it.

Silver penny moon sinks in silver water,

westward. Owl hides his face in

a hollow stump, shuts his furry eyelids,

sleeps.

Pub Date: 4/24/96

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