Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Just when I thought the day

Just when I thought the day
had nothing left to give, I
stumbled into lengthening
shadows outside my window, 
a desolation of fragments
of ice and rime, eroded
soil from heaving ground
frozen and thawed in the light
of a pale winter sun, now
fading. Waving in the cool
wind, a spot of cheerfulness
had found its way from
buried depths, bursting open,
demanding full attention 
for itself, demanding it be
acknowledged, the harbinger
of more to come. It slyly 
waved. I looked closer, and 
I heard the distinctive laugh.

The editors of Tweetspeak Poetry are hosting a 30-Day, 30-Poem Challenge for Earth Month entitled, appropriately enough, Poetic Earth Month. Today, the featured poem is “The earth’s economy” by Ruth Mowry, and the poetry prompt is to write a poem that celebrates some element of the earth’s bountyand beginning with the line “Just when I thought the day had nothing left to give.”


L.L. Barkat said...

I especially like "fragments
of ice and rime, eroded"

There's something about the sound of it and also the way the meaning kind of swings back and forth right at that word "eroded."

Love. :)

Bill (cycleguy) said...

Could it be? "Spring has sprung?" Your poem reminds me that yes it has. Love His creativity.