Apr 1, 2012

April


April

A whole new freshman class
of leaves has arrived

on the dark twisted branches
we call our woods, turning

green now—color of
anticipation. In my 76th year,

I know what time and weather
will do to every leaf.

But the camellia swells
to ivory at the window,

and the bleeding heart bleeds
only beauty.
"April" by Linda Pastan, from Traveling Light. © W.W. Norton & Co., 2011. Reprinted with permission. (buy now)

1 comment:

v said...

beautiful!



looking forward to snail mail,
vibeke