05 March 2009

Something I Missed Yesterday

signs-of-spring-2

been spending
a lot of time lately with trees –
talk to them
when needs arise
talked to them
today

they
don’t say
in words
what’s on their
mind

– but eyes and ears
tuned eagerly
discern the signs
the moods
the tenor of their
graven thoughts with
subtlety delayed

I learned
they’re less inclined
than taciturn
but show their joy
in simpler ways

today
I learned

it’s Spring...!
© 16 October 2008, I. D. Carswell