Celebrate National Poetry Month!
Happy April and Happy National Poetry Month. Snow pack is still in meltdown stage here at the farmstead in Central Maine, but spring blooms will soon be appearing. Johnny-jump-ups (like the ones I photographed on the poster) are sure to be among the first blooms of the season. They’re one of those hardy native plants that bloom in abundance and pop up everywhere from early spring until the first hard freeze the next fall—hence the title and last line of the poem. This photo of last year’s blooms inspired me to write countdown Commences, a spring haiku (Japanese-inspired, non-rhyming three-line: 5-7-5 syllable poem).
Haiku by Bette A. Stevens
Springtide emerging from earth
I love designing posters to go with my poems and often use photos I have taken…
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