Friday, March 3, 2017

Forgiving Feather Faux Pas






We dusted off fond garden dreams; hope’s refreshed audience
But Old Man Winter found a pillow filled with eiderdown
And fluffs our stare with feather-flurry frosting field and fence

March is a moody merchant advertising prize Maybes
We, weary of gray backdrops are an eager, easy sell
Then, while thought samples scenes of sweet, green-flowered ecstasies
White whispers wash the world where weather is a feather-well

Tomorrow March may spill a thrill of daffodilly hues
(Ah, we are always willing to forgive feather faux pas)
While nature at the mercy of whatever March may choose
Arranges, beneath feathered beds a burst of bud-applause

© Janet Martin

a few hours later...




4 comments:

  1. wonderful display of Word Wizardry in your first lines

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  2. Still no snow in Chicago, but the lion is roaring nevertheless and flipped my garden bench. I'd rather hang on to my bonnet, however, than dip below zero!

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    1. wildly windy here today as well, but no snow ...yet. hang onto hair, skirts bonnets and little ones!!

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