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spring stitched the horizon
budding with French knots of red
			and jade and gold
the underpinning of branches
 began to disappear
as the surface danced 
with pointillism

kelly-green cuffed the lawn
daffodils were pocketed
in among the satin threads
		 of pine bark mulch
	temperatures fluctuated 
and though a layer of white snow 
would still lace the collar of mother maples
it was merely winter’s last kiss

impossible, truly impossible it was
to dress for spring


First Published In Mused: The Belle On Line Literary Review Spring 2014

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 1/28/2016 12:04:00 PM
Flowing words emanating the tender peace of a calm slow running river. Thanks for this brilliant share.
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Date: 7/20/2015 5:05:00 PM
WOW Debbie your beautiful imagery and embroidery terms are so cleverly woven together - simply delightful:-) I am in awe of your creativity hugs Jan xx7
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