Winter's almost over, which means spring is quickly approaching. Here are some poems written by Birds & Blooms readers to get you in the mood-they're all about spring!
- When winter's had her way with us
- and spring steps out in frills,
- my favorite flower from her bonnet
- is always daffodils.
- Sunny yellow daffodils
- blooming in the spring,
- Can you tell me, if you will,
- just what makes you sing?
- Your face is cupped,
- Your nose turned up
- to catch each drop of dew,
- And every ray of sunlight
- it warms you through and through.
- And every drop of rain that falls
- was surely meant for you.
- Golden gilded daffodils,
- Sunbeams on a stalk,
- I wonder what your answer'd be,
- if only you could talk.
—Patricia Syner, Edmond, West Virginia
A Sure Sign of Spring
- I peeked outside my window
- When I heard a robin sing
- His chirp was sure a sign
- Of the coming of the spring.
- The color of the goldfinch
- Was as yellow as could be
- When I stepped outside my house
- He sang a song to me.
- The redpoles were a peeping
- As if to say, "It's here!"
- Let's put away our shovels
- 'Cause spring is finally near.
- I looked up in the blue sky
- To thanks The Lord above
- Then below I heard the cooing
- Of the gorgeous mourning dove.
—Trina Henry, Alexandria Bay, New York
- Impatiens, petunias and vinca adorn the windowsill.
- Cascades of colorful blooms rise up, lean over and spill
- out of window boxes competing for the prize,
- blue ribbon winning beauty stimulates the eyes.
- Honeysuckle perfumes the air with sweet pleasant smells.
- Garden paths are dotted with purple coral bells.
- The days are warm and balmy, the nights quiet, serene.
- Fireflies' flashed timed brilliance creates a picturesque scene.
- The stars all cry out in unison, "Look up, behold and dine
- upon our banquet of splendor; a feast of sparkle and shine."
- Fledgings adorned with plumage peed out of tiny holes,
- waiting for mama's signal as one by one they go,
- passing the test of courage, soaring through the sky
- experiencing firsthand that they were born to fly.
- Baby rabbits cautiously hop, hiding under cover
- alert, listening and watching, careful to discover
- all that now awaits tem as their journey begins.
- Instincts honed and sharp will be their closest friends.
- The gorgeous month of May unfolds with colorful design,
- a month where cold and dreary are forced out to resign.
—Sherry Machen, Dexter, Missouri
Ode to Spring
- Spring is in the air!
- A garden of flowers is the fair.
- The sun, through rain, may shine,
- Time to feel so fine.
- Spring is in the air!
- Time to start lawn care.
- The smell of laundry on the line.
- These days surely mine.
- Spring has a cleansing mode!
- Very deserving of this ode.
- Birds with music everywhere.
- Spend your days with time to spare.
—Marlene Wenger Roadruck, Greenwood, Indiana