For day 13 of National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) “Your prompt for today is simply to take a walk. Make notes — mental or otherwise — on what you see on your walk, and incorporate these notes into your poem.” Here is the poem I wrote this morning.
An avenue of hot pink magnolia
is awe inspiring to me,
huge, magnificent flowers
blooming on every tree.
A flock of about fifty Pine Siskins
in treetops chattering away.
I love watching them at our feeder
and wonder if they’re here to stay.
Daffodils are still standing tall
for another week or two,
they’ll die off then so summer plants
can have their season too.
Rose bushes are now in full leaf,
no sign of buds forming yet.
They know it’s not their time to bloom.
I hope my planters don’t get too wet.
Freshly mowed, bright green lawns
have been lapping up spring rain,
they give off a pleasing fragrance
and will need to be cut soon again.
A completely grey sky this morning,
high cloud cover, chill in the air.
I know my warm home awaits me
as my brisk walk takes me back there.
April 13, 2013
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