No Snow

Poem By Charlotte Ballard

No snow broke the spring's interruption-
No fields white like a virgin's wedding sheet
Or sparkles like diamonds glittering over
A clean expanse cleared of brush, bramble
And all the flowers grown.

No flakes fluttered, dancing in unsung
Rills, of four in hand, and doe se doe.
Only Ice, the wicked cousin, kissed the trees
And made them break no longer friend, no longer foe.
A march wind brushes the oak tree's hair in
Long silver trails, giggling as it goes.

Frog lovers kiss after a noisy courtship
And I must be satisfied, and
Wait again for next year.

Comments about No Snow

There is no comment submitted by members.


Rating Card

5 out of 5
0 total ratings

Other poems of BALLARD

A Poet's Heart

Who knows what's is in
A poet's heart-it could be
Rainbows and candy apples
Ferris wheels or Topsy Turvys

Ode To Pizza

You delight the nose with evocative
Promise of stringy cheese, pepperoni
And tomato sauce warm. Each piece
Contested over, grabbed, hungered over

Two Watchers

I saw a leaf fall today
Burnt orange oak
Drifting down alone -
All its fellows

To Emily Dickinson

Emily, your words breathe fire.
From simple words to grand designs-
Heaven drops, sweet nectar.
I propose a promise

The Night Rider

Watch for the one that comes in the night
Unbidden and unknown-
Spring up on barren ground,
He rides a charging steed.

Taps

Taps are being played
In the middle of me
To say good-bye
To that part that