The Greening Spring
April and May.
The green grows up:
trickling up from water's edge;
creeping up dingy brown leaf-littered slopes;
climbing (secret) up bare shrubs, barren trees...
free, to flutter fresh in the warm breeze.
Amongst houses, color comes out before green:
dogwoods shine through passing-swift raincloud gloom;
vibrant azaleas dress to impress.
Full-flowered lilacs broadcast fragrance
and cannot help
E. L. Core
to Sue K.
© 1990 ELC
Some Poetry by E. L. Core: Spring
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(Created June 22, 1996; revised May 12, 2000)