Monday, March 28, 2011

A Season is Announced

The rabid stipple of
squirrels painting with their fingernails
the scrabble tiles of last years nuts
the rapid barber pole spin of
water in quivering pipes:
O Spring! Is it left to me
the last of your servants
to announce your coming?

in response to this Morning Porch post

4 comments:

Meander Knot Press said...

Seems like much scrabbling around in this dark this year, this spring.

Dale said...

Yes, you can hear it, like a car that won't start in a pre-dawn driveway, but its engine just won't turn over.

Evan said...

I read your 'About Me' section for the first time and enjoyed it much. And enjoyed the varied resume, including the shout-out to dishwashing.

Dale said...

Hey, thanks Evan! And Elizabeth! How nice to see you both. Like sighting comets :-)