A gift of flowers and birdsong
that begins before dawn
and continues long
into the night
and sunshine bright,
even on days of grey,
it stays a bit lighter
a February day.
And so, spring brings
of things to come–
and I? I hear its hum.
This walk I take—
by water still, yet awake
content to be—
a gift I give to me.
Today, Day 7 of NaPoWriMo, the prompt is: “to write a poem of gifts and joy. What would you give yourself, if you could have anything? What would you give someone else?”
I was feeling exactly the same today during my walk with Zeke. Even managed to capture a few birds while I was at it.
Thank you, Dale. I’m glad it was lovely where you are, too! My daughter took one of her dogs on a hike yesterday, and had her at the winery with us today.
Oooh a winery! How cool!
Amazing how fab we feel when the weather mellows…
Yes, indeed! 🙂
Abounding gifts from nature as you gift yourself – lovely thank you
Thank you so much, Susan!
Lovely, Merril! Spring brought it’s gift to me…the first hummingbird came to our feeder this afternoon!
Thank you, Jill. How lovely! We put out a feeder, but we’ll see. . .
The gift of a new season and all the newness that comes with it is something worth celebrating in words.
Thank you very much. Spring makes me happy. 🙂
Making my first contributions to NaPoWriMo in years, and I saw your link. This is wonderful Merril!
Thank you so much, Rob!
The light is beautiful, Time for ourselves is always a gift. (K)
It is, Kerfe. Thank you.
Thank you very much, Derrick.
Gifts like this are hard to refuse.
They are! Thank you, Ken.
The gift of things to come, the best gift, like a package of hope. Lovely
Thanks so much!
Flowers and birdsong are definitely gifts! I hear birdsong more than I see flowers (I tend to go to sleep at ridiculous times, and the birds seem to be singing earlier than usual for the past week). This is lovely and spring-hopeful.
I ended up visiting the Oracle today for the first time because I was SO STUCK for Day 7. She did give me some very interesting wise words…
Thank you! I wake up very early, and I hear them singing. 🙂
I’m glad you visited the Oracle. I will go see. . .