Sunday, May 4, 2008


Just a bit of frost on the lawn this morning,
the sun already up at 6:30, even before the coffee--
The tulips are not yet blooming, and the daffodils are just now
fading, the crabapple

It’s the first week of May, and the garden still
Waiting for the rototiller, waiting for the muddy ground to start to
Dry out, after the rains and snows of March and April.

The hills still have snow, though the grass has finally
Started to take off, and my lawnmower is calling me today,
But the begonias and the fuschias still sit in the greenhouse, the
Patio pots still empty, not yet ready for their summer color.

My old fleece sweatshirt still my jacket of choice
this first Sunday in May, feeling


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