In honor of Valentine's Day, I thought I might try a love poem for Buffy Silverman's challenge. It's not a typical love poem, perhaps, but I've learned it's best to let my muse have her way.
A SPRINGTIME AFFAIR
Nature and I have an understanding.
She goes about her day—
bees pollen-bobbing for their deliveries
clouds sky-surfing at high tide
roses petal-kissing on the bush I neglected to trim last season
And I pretend to go about mine—
words clinging to the page
like Spanish moss on blossom-ready branches
holding on to hope despite a stiff, chilling breeze.
© 2020 Michelle Heidenrich Barnes. All rights reserved.
I shared another poem about a chance springtime rendezvous this past Monday. It's well worth a read if you missed it.
HERE for more details and to read this month's Spotlight ON interview. Our featured daily ditties this week included poems by 4th grader Breighlynn, Tabatha Yeatts, and Janice Scully. All poems on our February 2020 padlet will be included in a wrap-up celebration on Friday, February 28th. One lucky participant will win a personalized copy of On a Snow-Melting Day: Seeking Signs of Spring (Millbrook Press, 2020).
TeacherDance—take one home that touches your heart.