Sun spills across the frost warm as butter, and the day wakes. Birds sing tentative spring songs, and I can hear the water rushing in the stream, the rattle of the oaks’ dried leaves that will cling until the last breath of winter. I open a window and let in the keen new air. A cock crows, then another and another. Dogs bark. The air shivers, shrugging off the sounds, casting only cold stillness into the room. But the stillness is just a pause, a step poised to land on unknown territory. The foot completes its movement, the silence shivers again and fills with the humming of bees.
from secret saps and scents
within the cauldron
of nut-bright buds.
In the corner of my eye
a rich red swirls
gold and green-edged
in chaffinch chirrup
the smell of green growing
16 thoughts on “This morning”
Bees! That is really a sign of season’s change. Those corner-eyed views often show what lies between. (K)
We’ve had them on and off all winter but they were out in force yesterday.
Beautiful–it really sounds like spring.
The sun is shining here, but it’s 17 F in the sun. But in a few days we’re supposed to have a few days that get to about 60.
Your weather sound dreadful. I do hope this cold goes back to the pole.
It’s warmer today already though the sun’s not up yet. I think it’s supposed to be warmer all week. Such weird weather!
I hope it is!
Yes, the forecasters don’t seem to see any of it coming.
Oh, we did hear about this cold coming!
I suppose it was a massive phenomenon. They ought to have seen it. We don’t get anything so dramatic, little shifts and unexpected currents, but the forecasters never seem to pick them up.
The Oracle seems much more accurate.
She gets the broad lines right, but she also warns us about how we’re messing up the natural world, so we have to expect surprises.
I suppose so. 🙂
It looks so peaceful 💜
It is, but it’s sometimes cold in the morning still. Cold as in freezing.
Yes it’s the same here too !!!
That North Pole misbehaving again…