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Worth Waiting For

March 18, 2018

The snow curls up its toes and retreats,

inch by inch, from the decks and gardens and driveway.

Buds push their way out of reluctant branches,

rebelling against the frigid night-time temperatures.

Turkey vultures soar overhead on invisible thermals –

one, then two, now four, no – six.

Warblers and wrens and a wood thrush

serenade the forest with their lilting song

while the squirrels – black and grey and red –

scurry to and fro, searching for food

and building nests from last autumn’s leftover leaves.

The cottontail rabbits and the fox,

the white tailed deer and the contemptible mole

leave tracks and trails in the melting snow,

and through the mud of my burgeoning garden.

A sky bluer than I’ve ever seen –

with nary a wisp of cloud visible in its broad expanse –

wraps itself around the forest, the fields, the countryside,

its brilliance a testament to Nature’s glory

and the promise of what’s to come.

My patience has finally paid off –

spring is just around the corner.


The Daily Prompt for today (March 18) was patience; poem ©by Margo Karolyi … The Other Side of 55

  1. Melody permalink
    March 19, 2018 2:55 pm

    This poem is visual and vibrant, evidence of what is now and what is to come. Very nice.

  2. Catherine Hendrix permalink
    March 19, 2018 11:51 am

    Margo, did you write this poem??? It’s beautiful! And it’s you! Love it!

    • March 19, 2018 11:53 am

      Yes, that’s an original. There was just so much to see outside yesterday that I wanted to get it all down. Thanks!

  3. March 19, 2018 11:27 am

    Sums up the wait for spring very nicely. The first image of the snow curling up its toes is very strong. Well done.

  4. Fassel permalink
    March 18, 2018 4:13 pm

    Heartfelt Beautiful

  5. March 18, 2018 12:53 pm

    It is very hard to have patience when spring is almost here. I cannot wait 🙂

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