Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thank You, April



April, I am starved for light,

bring a little, please,
to the window

where I can see summer
lolling about the hills afar off.

Ah, yes, I see her now,
shoeless in leaves of grass,
picking blackberries,
Sonnet 18 nearing couplet.

April, you’re a long way from summer,
but at least I can see her from here.


© 2017 Jennifer Wagner


“Distinctive realms appear to us when we look and hear by poem-light.” - Jane Hirshfield, Ten Windows.  Happy Poetry Month with appreciation to poems by Sandburg, Heaney and Shakespeare.  

12 comments:

  1. It may not be warm but we DO have all this daylight. It fills me with hope.

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  2. I love poems that personify time and seasons - and you have done that beautifully here. A stunning little poem with wonderfully sketched images. I am truly in that - summer-can't-get-here-fast-enough - head space and thoroughly enjoyed this. Smiles.

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  3. you won't believe it but we had even snow here last week - spring and summer though will come eventually - i so need need some sun as well...

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  4. Ah, the sense of a season, so well seen, Jennifer.
    __ Winter can be cumbersome here, but Spring, Summer and Fall, bring different magic into every imagination. _m

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  5. Yes, sun please! I like how you wrote this, kind of playful but sincere.

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  6. May your tomorrow be bright :) ~

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  7. This is gorgeous and brilliant…and I love how you open your poem!

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  8. May is here, with all the light you might crave... actually I'm soon hungry for night

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  9. Just found your page, and I am loving it already.
    Spring comes slowly here in Maine, but I am sure we enjoy it more because of that.

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Thank you for your thoughts!