The Spring Is On Its Way

Poem By Janaki Nilmini

The green budsof nettles
Food and lodging for the hungry caterpillar
The birth of a tortoiseshell butterfly

Tadpole darts in the pond
Pinkbud peeps straight through the mud
The frog is crowned on the lotus

Slimy, shiny slugs and snails
Slither through the matted old brown leaves
Showing their new antennae off

Ruins of the spider's web
Hold the skeletal. Remains of the weaver
Trapping food.for theyoung

The shaggy lawn livens up
With the fragrant crocuses of rainbow shades
A waft of perfumed breeze

Comments about The Spring Is On Its Way

Beautiful Janaki! I love the imagery in this poem.


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