Dusting the Patio Set

Spring
        Dusting the Patio Set
 
 
The sweet whistling wings of the mourning doves
As they flew and perched on the iron railing outside
My room caught me frozen the pair glanced at me
At once took off with the same sweet wing sound
 
A pocket of wind swirls with the curtains
As now the blackbird is on the same railing
Crows the familiar call a bit louder this time
But as always around the time to wake me up
 
Around the corner the other day a cloudless sky
My neighbor was sweeping her patio dusting the set
A little cold to be out but she threw me a smile as I passed by
Further up another neighbor was out working on his yard
 
Across from the picture window of my kitchen
A couple of lizards were chasing each other
Ran up the faded red terra block garden wall
Lost in the hedges and lo! a cotton tail bunny came out
 
A familiar green red throat hummingbird suddenly showed up
Did her usual fly by of the mimosa tree came back and enjoy
Each red needles flower with a couple of bees buzzing along
A glorious sight in mid morning as I take my second cup of coffee
 
Butterflies small white and yellow ones big blue and yellow ones
Hopping and sipping quick sweet nectar stops from blooming flowers
Spiders trapeze balancing their webs by night like the circus acrobats
Laugh at you in the morn their silk in your face as you walk out the door
 
A change is coming once again as the cold moons begin to stay distant
 
Tonight we lose one hour be in fantasy land an hour ahead
I thought as I empty my socks drawer oblivious to my putting
Them back in the same places they were in and some not matching
Surely put a smile on my face when I find a matching pair and colors
Like nature as it transforms the world’s seasons one after the other
From a brown land to magical serene snow at times chaotic scenes
To colorful and verdantly fragrant joyous in pairing with blossoming earth
Spring this time like a sleeping beauty waking up from a long winter slumber
 
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(C)NDR3.11.2018
Photo: ndr

Photo from my kitchen picture window: a green red throat humming bird enjoying the sweets.

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Robert L. Martin
over 2 years

It's the little signs of springtime nearing that I love to see. Right now in PA, winter still has its hold on us. I hope to see the springtime shortly.

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
over 2 years

@Robert L. Martin: Don’t be surprised when your wife suddenly gives you that certain smile. That’s when you see springtime has arrived!
Thanks Robert for liking.

Vic
over 2 years

Aye! The pleasant morning augurs the coming of spring. What a great time to be alive!

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
over 2 years

@Vic: Thanks Brod. Continue to thrive!

Charlotte B. Williams
over 2 years

Love the Springtime.

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
over 2 years

@Charlotte B. Williams: Charlotte! Been a while, I miss you!
I am with you, I like Spring as well. And thank you for liking this “Spring “ poem. Nothing more glorious than the critters and flowers coming out and blossoming under the clear sky.
And connecting with you in their own special way.
Truly glad to hear from you. I’d be the first one to greet you A Happy St. Patrick’s Day, at least through this our poetic group.

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