As I left school one afternoon last week, snow had just started falling and an icy wind was picking up. Suddenly, six or seven robins flew across the parking lot, landing in a tree at the edge of the playground. The sight filled me with hope that spring will be here soon. Here is a poem those robins inspired.
plump and ruffled
against the snow,
a maple tree
bursts into bloom.
© Catherine Flynn, 2019
Valerie Worth’s poem, “Robins,” also expresses the delight of the return of these harbingers of spring.
Don’t forget that next Friday, March 8th, is International Women’s Day. I’ll be hosting the Roundup that day and would love it if people help to celebrate the day by sharing poems that honor women. You can read more here. Please be sure to visit Linda at Teacher Dance for the Poetry Friday Roundup.