Saturday, April 18, 2015

A POEM FOR A BEAUTIFUL SPRING DAY

April is National Poetry Month. I have not been posting a poem each day, but this one caught my eye. It comes from www.poets.org:

AFTER THE WINTER
by Claude McKay

Some day, when trees have shed their leaves
    And against the morning’s white
The shivering birds beneath the eaves
    Have sheltered for the night,
We’ll turn our faces southward, love,
    Toward the summer isle
Where bamboos spire to shafted grove
    And wide-mouthed orchids smile.

And we will seek the quiet hill
    Where towers the cotton tree,
And leaps the laughing crystal rill,
    And works the droning bee.
And we will build a cottage there
    Beside an open glade,
With black-ribbed blue-bells blowing near,
    And ferns that never fade.