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In the Aftermath of Strange Things

Posted on the February 28th, 2014

 

In the Aftermath of Strange Things

It’s February late midwinter.
One fruit tree is blooming
flowering upward in symmetrical spread.
The other bare. Only a dozen or so princess pink blossoms
on a lower left branch.
Reluctant.
Too much sunshine too much rain too soon.
Still, the merlo returned with its exquisite song
small green buds appeared on the sycamore trees
and the grass is lush.

It’s February late midwinter.
One fruit tree is blooming
flowering upward and aspread.
The other reluctant.


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  1. Jennifer said, on February 28th, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    Hope still springs – perhaps tempered a bit by profound and unexpected circumstances, but sweeter and stronger in its renewal.

  2. Sam said, on February 28th, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Your season is way ahead of ours here in Indiana. I suppose “reluctant” is mixed with the alternative of “eager” in your theme.

    Scrolling down to your “fall” Speck, seems like this would be a good time to do a “spring” version of that.

    As I understand it, “meteorological seasons,” as opposed to calendar seasons, put winter from December, January, through February.

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