Posts Tagged ‘April’



It’s a time of vernal promise

A time we all will share

Nature’s presenting her Spring Show

To be seen just everywhere


As trees awaken from slumber

From a winter much too cold

The last tenacious leaves of fall

Release their desperate hold


In the wake of April’s cool tears

Comes May with her golden smile

The air is filled with fragrance

As trees blossom forth in style


There’s new emerald carpeting

Replacing what winter browned

Crocus, iris, and daffodils

Poke heads from pungent ground


Vast panoramas of color

Are the hills, valleys and plains

The rivers and lakes overflow

Swollen by heavy spring rains


Tulips reach for the sun’s warm kiss

Stretching their long green necks

Busily building nurseries

Are wee feathered architects


Spring holds promise for each of us

With summer so close at hand

The sun, warm rain, and gentle breeze

Now awaken the land


1/29/88       Phyllis DeWitt-VanVleck


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A Haiku for April



April’s big surprise


        icicled birdhouse shivers


                  blue eggs, marble cold




3/14/90    Phyllis DeWitt-VanVleck


3’rd Place = Ark. N.P.D. ‘96

2’nd Place = Ind. N.P.D. ‘99

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A Cinquain for March, in April

                MARCH’S TANTRUMS


March has

    nasty tantrums,

        with frost nipping the heels

            of April’s plan for warm days and

                new growth.


9/4/01             Phyllis DeWitt-VanVleck

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       MARCH’S TANTRUMS     




March has

    nasty tantrums

       with frost nipping the heels

            of April’s plan for warm days and

                new growth.



9/5/01             Phyllis DeWitt-VanVleck

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