Thursday, March 22, 2012


They say the sun can’t talk at all
But oh, today I heard her call
From oceans of cerulean sky
She cajoled me with her eye
Right through the window to my chore
Until; she drew me through the door
And led me over emerald scape
We danced, I lay against the cape
She spread across the fragrant earth
I drank the sun-warmed wine of mirth
As purple-petal meditation
Lent a sweet intoxication
In the arms of new-born flowers
Who dares tally pithy hours?
For I must see the wee bud wake
Nudging its shell until it breaks
And I must see the leaf begin
A tiny flower on a limb
And I must hear the trill of lark
I cannot wait until its dark
For then the sun has slipped away
And I would miss what she would say
…they say the sun can’t talk at all
But I know I heard her call
What she said I'll never tell
He only hears, who listens well

© Janet Martin

That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it!



  1. It's a shame to waste time indoors if & when we have time to be outside basking in the sun :) We've been setting temperature records down here (high 80's)... warmer in Ohio than in Florida this week ~ feels like Summer instead of Spring! It's supposed to go back to seasonal temperatures in the 50's & 60's soon. How has it been up North?

  2. Yes, i gave myself permission to play 'hooky' to housework for awhile these past few days! Your weather sounds a lot like ours, and yes, temps are dropping as I write. It is going to be more seasonal next week, but that's okay. this 'summer in March' was quite surreal! and no matter what comes now it won't last too long!


Thank you for your visit to this porch. I'd love to hear if or how this post/poem touched you!