Trees Thinking About Leaves

by the evergreens
tiny buds plump themselves


leaves to unfurl
songs to sing
spring’s beginnings

Telling Time

fence slat
sun dial
spring’s high noon

Maple Blush

the landscape wears
a rosy glow
arousing all of spring

In The Pause

winter’s blanket thrown off
everything simmers
not quite ready to rise

Crossing the Ridge

edging winter out
leaf buds sunning
as snow retreats

En Plien Air

budding leaves
in the merry breeze
red branch paints the air


Spring’s Elixir

plumping leaf buds
glow a growing green
intoxicated by sweet  April rain