by Kevin T McEneaney

The syntax of spring has sprung its magic

while tongue can sing its glad astonishment

at bulbs bursting into varied color

when slight showers bead yellow daffodils

dancing in shifting, blustery, cross-winds

that are the hallmarks of April showers

when tulips and lilacs begin to bloom.


Dandelions burst with their yellow crowns

as their fierce roots dig deeper into ground,

while crocus shouts out a promising nod.


In similar fashion, the startled brain

begins to plan how to participate

in renewal of this wondrous season.

It’s time for the shovel to heave one’s world! 

Kevin T McEneaney

Author of The Enclosed Garden, Longing, and other books