THE DAY of the POEM: SPRING 2pIC ROOM OF SONG AND LOVE
OVERBEARINGLY dull, frigid days of winter,RAIN that palled, and cold that ached,LIFE stalled, and nothing doing,and then the SPRING,
the DAY of the POEM.pIC THINK SPRING
The Day of the Poem, when life shouted and
Earth answering spoke eloquent LEAVE
Sand stammering twigs, and humming branches.Each blade of grass spokeof
DEW that outshone Diamonds,and each tiny leafwaved to a flower BELOWAS the POEM began to GROW.
pIC DOG FEEDS LALMB BOTTLE
The day of the POEM!
and what melodies
fluted on the wind, played among the trees,skipped across the grass,and broke upon the SEA.POURED from animals throats,trilled from lilting wings
and echoed from the Earth, in her answer.EARTH answered LIFE with leaves and grassand fluttering nests, and sucking young.
PIC MORNING Glories and in sun and shadow or where NIGHT had BENT its languid KNEESEach heart THROBBED and each leaf BOBBE
to the surge of the POEM.
PIC LADY POET
BEAUTY is more than beauty
when SPRING COMES,and EARTH answers LIFEwith the DAY of the POEM