Springtime struggles to survive
The clasping arms of winter,
Stirring up the honey-hive
And bringing forth the flower.
She hastens to restore the sun:
The melting snows recede;
And when the sap begins to run,
The worm returns to feed.
A flock of sparrows in the sky;
A big, red-breasted robin
Perched to catch a passing fly,
His little heart a-throbbin'.
Daffodils with yellow heads
Bobbing in a row;
Rich brown fields and grassy beds
Waiting for the plow.
Winter, dying in the wake
Of Springtime's warmer rain,
Thaws the river and the lake
And disappears again.
February 21, 1986
Won HONORABLE MENTION award in the Pot o' Gold contest sponsored by World of Poetry, March 1986. Awarded 1986 GOLDEN POET award. Published in World of Poetry Anthology, 1987 and Best New Poets of 1988.
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