Red Maple Flowers

red pompoms
raised high in the deep blue sky
cheering on spring

Trees Thinking About Leaves

by the evergreens
tiny buds plump themselves


the daring of the early bloomer
tiny yellow trumpets
hail the sun

The Pond Opened For Song

opening ceremony
the joyful croaking chorus
of peepers peeping

The Steel Heron Presides

ah April
with her sunshine and snow
everything waiting to see which way it goes