I think I’m on-prompt with this one for NaPoWriMo.


Springmelt of greenery

in tufting burst buds,

sunspill of beams, gold and silver,

glitter-dazzling the rushy rushy river.

Spring has slipped, scent-slick and sweet,

into buttery summer.

Beneath the bowing, river-rooted trees,

along the banks burdened with tangles,

the blackbirds run, tail dipping,

bright beaded eye cocked,

watching for the cold hiding in the shadows,

listening for the crick-crack ice

and the whistle through the wind’s teeth,

waiting beyond the thick green leaves

of summer-soft splendour.


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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

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