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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Lily Callahan poem: The Birds are Back

My own contribution to National Poetry Month. 

The Birds are Back
  by Lily Callahan

The grass stays dry and brown
Dead leaves still hang from the few bushes
But the birds are back

Little larks dart across the yard
  so something must be there to find
And a ragtag flock of seagulls swoop and dive
  no orderly goose formation for them
But they are migrating
  so the lake must be letting go of its ice

The birds are back
Soon green leaves will sprout
And we will stare at the grass
  wondering if it is any longer
      or greener than before

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