First Day of Spring
March 20, 2015 ...
but this year there is no snow
on the daffodils
and the fence by the front gate is
The spikey fence in the back garden,
so lovely in 2013,
leaning sadly in the rain
sluggish and drizzly rain ....
The bucket, fence and
apricot tree ....
busted, fractured,ruptured, shattered ...
splintered, torn apart, pulverized, damaged,
(take a deep breath and continue)
not working, broken down, in disrepair, out of order,
on the blink, on the fritz, kaput,
beaten, crushed, vanquished, disheartened, humbled, fallen.
Spring rain shrouds
drizzly and wet...
I hoped for sunshine
and fluffy white clouds,
warming the earth
while I pull weeds in the garden,
mulch the flower beds,
and prune the roses.
And then I saw a double rainbow when the
storm clouds parted .....
whole, intact, functioning, running,
humming, invincible, indomitable,
Today's rainbow is
At second glance,
the apricot tree is
promises of fruit.
the first announcement of spring,
always happy and lovely ....
I hardly notice the less than perfect fence
leaning ever so slightly.
A bit of duct tape will make the bucket useful again.
An artist's inspiration is often imperfection ...
it's much more interesting
in an imperfect kind of way....
as am I,
slightly perfect in an imperfect kind of way.
Rainbows and daffodils
broken fences repaired ...
Spring 2015 is off to a memorable start!