Poetry Friday: Almost Spring 2


Hooray for Poetry Friday!  It’s still not quite spring around here, but I’m presenting you with a wonderful old favourite of mine that is definitely spring-y.
When I was teaching, we used to enjoy this in my Grade Nine English class.

                 by James Schuyler

quilts the pond and
out from under its plumped-upness
a snapping turtle
pokes its head and
munches a morsel of water lily leaf.
The sky
falls down in bits and pieces.
Does the face
of the pond
show the level of the water table?
Mebbe yes,
mebbe no.
A girl,
an ironwood tree
stands there
so young, so sinewy and slim.
as though soft-water rinses were
all it ever wanted.
A branch
heavily shifts
its leaves.
a frog?–
goes plop.
The rough-cut grass,
stuck randomly
with flowers,
accepts the world’s shampoo.

This entry was posted in Poetry Friday and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Poetry Friday: Almost Spring 2

  1. I like this. Thanks for sharing.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s