Thursday, April 28, 2016

Today's Tears - Vermont spring poem


Today’s Tears

Bernie Paquette


Wipe away the tears
of which north winds promote,
for the promise of warmth
which our eyes tell us the sun carries
soon will deliver
spring 
to summer.
From shivering winds
to refreshing breezes,
for such are the seasons
first delivered in anticipation
swallowed in earnest
rendered old and forlorn
replaced and nearly forgotten
only to come again
refreshed and refreshing
like dew drops on a summer morning
frost on a pumpkin
snowflakes in (god help us not May) January.

Today's tears bring rise to tomorrow's flowers.