April 30, 2019

petals in drifts
where the wind has left them —
the rain waits its turn


April 29, 2019

April 28, 2019

neat rows of tulips
in open-mouthed shock —
late April snow


April 27, 2019

from two rows up
a young girl’s excited question —
are we in the sky?


April 26, 2019

forsythia
with more than half their petals
strewn on the ground


April 25, 2019

April 24, 2019

April 23, 2019

weeping cherry trees —
she was planning to see them
one more time


April 22, 2019

after takeoff
the white heron’s feet
dangling through the sky


April 21, 2019

April 20, 2019

following the song
back to the bird on the branch —
we stand still, looking


April 19, 2019

April 18, 2019

the first real sun --
we all come back inside
looking for aloe


April 17, 2019

spring morning —
the sound of a neighbor’s broom
sweeping up petals


April 16, 2019

April 15, 2019

every tree
an instrument of the wind —
time kept by bending


April 14, 2019

trying to find sleep
before the storm starts up —
the sound of ice cubes


April 13, 2019

our gentle surprise —
walking out into the night
and meeting warm air


April 12, 2019

just above our heads
rain falling on the new roof —
the sound of peace


April 11, 2019

early morning light —
the front yard bunny decides
I am not a threat


April 10, 2019

a flash of color
from a red-winged blackbird —
time for summer shirts


April 09, 2019

April 08, 2019

each magnolia
in synch with all the others —
buds dripping moonlight


April 07, 2019

warm, sea-salted air —
our boy sees skipping stones
everywhere he looks


April 06, 2019

the coaxing of spring —
birds scouting nesting sites
as we spread mulch


April 05, 2019

our son comes home
full to the brim with story —
we cup our hands


April 04, 2019

we change our route
so the walk takes longer —
magnolia buds


April 03, 2019

April 02, 2019

another concert
my father would have loved
no moon in sight


April 01, 2019