A Welcomed Visitor

A Welcomed Visitor

2013-04-30 17.25.32

Today you came back
and brought the sun with you.
The neighborhood
celebrates full gusto.
Lawnmowers move
like synchronized swimmers
leaving rippled lines
in the greening grasses.
Sprinklers spin and sputter water
like a firework display.
White wine sparkles
in narrow stemmed glasses
Cardinals swing
on a safflower feeder
and robins with muddy beaks
peck for more worms.
Children fill the park
to show you who can swing
the highest and slide the fastest,
expressions of their gratitude.
They so wish you could stay
“for good this time.”
But we all know the forecast
has snow. So we learn
to take-in spring when she comes
and relish her warmth.

Written for dVerse Open Link Night 94 hosted by Grace

11 replies
  1. Laurie Kolp
    Laurie Kolp says:

    This is a delightful treat. We’ve been vascillating b/t hot and cold, which is extremely odd for southeast Texas. Friday it’s supposed to get down to 40. I especially like:

    Lawnmowers move
    like synchronized swimmers
    leaving rippled lines
    in the greening grasses.

    • Delaina
      Delaina says:

      Thank you for reading and for your support Laurie 🙂

      The temps have been up and down here too but mostly down. As for the stanza you liked it was almost a haiku moment all of the neighbors lawns being mowed as well as the park. They just made me think synchronized swimmers. I wonder if some artful mowers would like to take up the challenge. 🙂

  2. Mary
    Mary says:

    yes, this is so true. We have to take spring on her own terms, enjoy it while it lasts, as winter will again arrive…way too soon.

  3. Grace
    Grace says:

    What a lovely scene of spring, love that the whole neighborhood celebrate with gusto ~ We are having a high of 22 C today, just gorgeous spring day ~ let it be always like this ~ Good to see you~

    • Delaina
      Delaina says:

      Thank you Grace! Thank you for hosting it was just to play with words 🙂

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