April Improvisations

after Theodore Roethke

 

 

1

 

Young heaven, spread your blue

As clouds announce the sun.

Rain, bless the lily's lip!

Green braille on every shrub:

Shy petals peep and budge.

 

2

 

If I but walk into April,

A blear-eyed world wakes up,

Tosses the smudge of sleep.

Voices of earth, exult!

Flesh perks and grows alert.

 

3

 

The bulk of Nature breathes:

Light stumbles into Song.

A sparrow's brush with birth

Beside talkative waters---

What more do my eyes need?

 

4

 

Still, the stones dance and shine

Making the moon rejoice.

Bards and their muses kiss!

Skin shivers. Heart, accept

This gift that keen minds miss.





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Written on 2021-04-06 at 23:43

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Elle The PoetBay support member heart!
Beautiful and descriptive

nature at its best

Elle x
2021-04-07


Bibek The PoetBay support member heart!
Picturesque!

Captures the essence of the season.
2021-04-07


josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
Damn, this is good, Thomas! Bookmarked absolutely!
2021-04-07