It was warm enough to sit outside
Under duck blue sky and egg yolk sun
The first time this year that I’d tried
To simply let the minutes run.
Carefree and joyful feelings grew
As I felt the rays play on my brow
At last this warmth is getting through
Nature will get cracking now!
This winter has dragged on and on
Sharp winds, deep snow and daytime dark
I’m really hoping we’re on song
It’s time for Jack Frost to depart!
I dare to wear a lighter coat
But keep my trusty scarf nearby
As I hear the birds all clear their throat
And limber up for love’s sweet cry.
(c) Poet in the woods 2014