What Spring Does
Releases green & sunlight storm & petrichor
pussy willow bud & crocus head
the fuzzy the violet
Opens hills & builds nests & kisses bees
into action emits lilac & stiffens
Its loam calls us
& those with soil for feet
whorls for knees trunks for torso branches
moss for tress moons for eyes
we answer with spade & amble & fingertips
touching twig & earthworm we bow with hydrangea
heads dazed by swelling tides of swallowtails
& moon petals.
Reads like a dark-tone children’s book. I enjoyed it!
Dense with lush imagery I want to swallow whole.
This is scrumptious! I love your verbs, and everything else, for that matter.
Thank you, Nancy!
Your diction is so visual!–“kisses bees into action”
Thank you so much!
Wonderfully tactile writing, lush with language