A “New Arrival” Poem for Day 1 of Poetry Month, 2013

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Today is the first day of National Poetry Month! Today’s prompt on Robert Brewer’s blog asks for a “New Arrival” poem. Visit the link below to post your own. Mine is below.

2013 April PAD Challenge: Day 1 | Write a Poem a Day Until May | WritersDigest.com.

Arrival

Sudden

on spare branches

against storm-darkened

sky, tiny

leaves glow,

immortal green,

on globe willows;

not there

yesterday,

dusty next week,

they spring

from nowhere,

expected but

astonishing

miraculous as morning

or the word

“again.”

Write a “Baby” Poem for Robert Brewer’s Blog

It’s spring. Nature is glowing with new beginnings. This week’s prompt on Robert Brewer’s site is to write a baby poem. Mine is quick and rough. I’m sure you can do better.

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 214 | Write a Baby Poem | WritersDigest.com.

Lambs

Already branded

they toddle

on unsteady legs

behind their

mothers in the

muddy field,

charges of long

tradition, herders

from the Pyrannes,

their ancestors

have surrendered

themselves

still mild

to feed and warm

ours. How

painful to give

thanks.