April Improvisations

after Theodore Roethke





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.




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.




The bulk of Nature breathes:

Light stumbles into Song.

A sparrow's brush with birth

Beside talkative waters---

What more do my eyes need?




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

Bibek The PoetBay support member heart!

Captures the essence of the season.

josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
Damn, this is good, Thomas! Bookmarked absolutely!