Hello, I'm new to this forum. During the lock-down I find myself gazing out of the window a lot more than normal and, well, funny things happen when you have excess time on your hands, and, in my case at least, I start attempting to write poetry (having never been moved to write a poem before!). It helped that there was a lot to look at - 2 sparrowhawks being my favourite sighting over the last few days.
Look at the Spring
Look at the spring, look at the treesA flurry of pollen, caught in a breezeA horse chestnut tree explodes into leafA promise of summer, no matter how brief
A sparrowhawk circles and swoops for the killMagpies scream warnings; the pigeon lies stillThe hawk lumbers off with its prey held fastWhile calmness returns: the anxiety passed
Look at the spring marching steadily onBreathe in its wonder; hear its song
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
In reply to Catlady:
Lovely verse Susan, so descriptive as well, and welcome to the community.
While I'm no poet, it is always nice to read what others write, and if it helps to take the sting out of the situation, then all the better.
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