Archive for April 6, 2013

Spring and My Muse   Leave a comment

Trees are blooming,

the days are warming,

and birds are singing.

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Spring has arrived,

is announcing its presence

to grateful people who have sighed

due to inconsistent weather.

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And now, with a mood

as light as a feather,

my muse, rather amused,

whispers in my thoughts

as I walk outdoors

and plants seeds which ought

to sprout into poems about spores,

exposed tree roots,

oddly-angled tree trunks,

steep hills,

woodland trails,

and lovely rocks on the ground.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

APRIL 6, 2013 COMMON ERA

Turtles in the River   2 comments

Written very shortly after a Saturday afternoon walk through woods and Ben Burton Park (near the Middle Oconee River), in Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, with my beloved

KRT

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River water tumbled and rolled over rocks,

sometimes as if small waterfalls,

on a Spring afternoon,

while groups of turtles sunned themselves

on small rocks, to pause

from their routine

as water gurgled around them.

KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

APRIL 6, 2013 COMMON ERA