Tuesday, January 14, 2014

DOVES IN THE SNOW

Photo by S. Auberle
finally, first poem of 2014 has arrived...


DOVES IN THE SNOW
make something    learn something
see beauty    love someoneā€¦
                ~Robert Genn
doves in the snow on
this morning ten below
zero hums the furnace song

a red-capped woodpecker
zig-zags up the tree and cardinals
flash by in natty crimson shirts

today I will compose poems
absorb the warm language of sun
admire the humility of doves --  

their wobbly  plumpness 
delicate aprons of feathers --
how they remind me

of the old grandmothers I loved
in their brown shawls
and modest everyday-dresses

always making tidy and fresh
the seed-scattered snow
the messy world around them

1 Comments:

OpenID abbiescorner said...

This makes a pretty good poem to start the year. I look forward to reading more.

3:24 PM  

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