I’m happy to host Poetry Friday today. Mr. Linky is gathering the links at the end of this post–please add yours, and follow the links to other Poetry Friday blogs.
I’ve been enjoying spring’s progress and noticing the changes around me. This week I’ve watched dragonflies and damselflies mating by the lake, a new fawn hiding in tall grass, turtles leaving the pond to lay their eggs, and fireflies flashing in the evening. Not to mention hearing bird song from dawn to dusk and the pitter patter of gypsy moth caterpillar poop raining from the trees… It’s a busy time of year!
Last month I spent time photographing new tree leaves, and was fascinated by their pale greens and reds. Apparently (according to this article) the red pigment might make growing leaves less noticeable and less palatable to insects that munch on them. Or it might make leaf munchers more noticeable to their predators. The tiny red oak leaves in my yard inspired this poem:
tiny on a tree time
pink and purple bloom time
fuzzy yellow buzz time
drifting in the sky time
feathered orange black time
I hope you are enjoying our almost-summer leafy green days! Please leave your links below: