Spring Songs

Vincent Van Gogh, Irises, 1889

Songs of Spring

1.
Cool fiddler
from rooftop perch
running sea-shiny arpeggios
into the air
to gather the dreams of roses–

those were the days, we think
from beneath the rusted awnings–

life not a lie, not exactly
still, we wait for the spring rain
to wash the world clean.

2.
Follow the full harmonies of flowers,
quiet blues and opera, an iris and a rose,
the pop songs of pansies, the show tunes of geraniums
the sunny tones of dandelions
growing wildβ€”

this season of when and more,
the world bright, green,
breathing.

Two poems from the Oracle from two different sets. No if today, only when.

28 thoughts on “Spring Songs

  1. I love this pair of poems. The first one describes exactly what we were doing a minute ago, standing under the porch listening to the hail and watching the storm wash all the dust away. And I love the ‘sea-shiny arpeggios’ and the way the second one ends.

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