A robin bustles around the meadow
collecting dried grass for her nest, and
rabbit hustles to construct her burrow,
digging a hidden hole lined with flax.
Tender leaves push through hard soil,
urged upward in a hidden scheme while
rose and raspberry vines start greening,
following nature's mandate unseen.
A verdant haze haloes treetops as buds
appear at the end of every branch, and
flowers emerge enchanting a forest where
yesterday's view only bare wood chanced.
first published in LONE STARS
also published in Limestone Journal
©2018 Bonnie Manion