Spring’s Popping Out in All Directions
“At our feet”
Soft tender, spring-green grass shoots,
Vines starting to creep.
Soon baby birds and chicks
Will ‘chirp,’ ‘cheep’ and ‘peep.’
“At arm’s length away”
Yellow-green leaves wrap around
Forsythia blossoms and
Pussy willow buds.
“Above our heads”
Tendrils of young branches with
Dots of fuschia green amongst the brown.
St. Patrick’s Day shamrocks,
Three- and four-leaf clovers,
Children search for and we “look over.”
Slippery green Kermit and all other frogs,
Spring peepers sounding their alarms.
Emerald-green St. Patty’s togs,
Lime-green moss on logs.
“As dawn awakens”
Early rising robin pulls squirmy worm
From morning fresh, dewy grass.
“Under shining sun”
High noon warmth radiates.
Vagabonds travel near and far.
Hills spread down into valleys,
Rolling up into the mountains,
Along bubbling brooks and streams
“As day sets”
Weary golden sun with peach-orange embers,
Brilliant green’s ‘last hurrah’ shines brightly.
“Night is upon us”
Gray-green shadowed craters,
Create ‘face’ for the Man on the Moon.
On darkened branches,
Owl’s “who-who- who-ing”
And green has vanished,
Hidden from sight in the dark.
Written by Robin E. O. Cochran, 3/17/15.
Message written on my Aunt Amy and Uncle Orrin’s
St. Patrick’s Day card,
where there is a parade of joyful creatures depicted:
~ A mouse carrying a 3-leaf clover,
~ A squirrel patting a tambourine with a shamrock on it.
~ A bunny rabbit in a light green vest and emerald green jacket.
“May your path bloom
and your heart ring
Here is the end, closing with a St.Patrick’s Day ‘corny’ joke told over and over
again today, by my coworker and funny friend, Melvin:
“What furniture is chosen most often by people of all cultures that is made
Chuckle, giggle, and sniggers…
“Patty O’ Furniture.”