It's Weekly Scribblings and Rosemary has given us poems for inspiration to write about April. I'm touched most by James Hearst's April. Submitted to Poets & Storytellers United, April 21, 2021 The white-on-black sketch pictured is by Matt Jagitsch, a very talented artist who can be found at Black Sheep Studios on Facebook.
April is joyously welcome in northern climes. Winter’s dingy snow has melted away, the grass is greening, the trees are budding, and daffodils announce Spring has arrived. Bradford pear, crabapple, magnolia, and tulip trees burst into bloom, and the migrating birds reappear and start busy nest-building, greeting each day with birdsong. On the farms, it’s time for babies….lambs, calves, and piglets. Mama ducks appear with wee bits of fluff trailing after. April signals the reassuring, rejuvenating cycle of life.