Spring

 

Change of Season

 

Waterfall

falling

water

running down the cheeks of the hills

 

Coldspring

spring

rain

fallen into the cleft of the rock

 

Airspray

air

sprays of icy fragrance

 

Tears blown over the sky.

 

First Flush

 

Mountains flush with dawn frost

blossoms of magenta

then scarlet, crimson lake

chlorophyll not yet overwhelming first leaflets

 

El primero sonrojo

 

Las montañas colmadas

de la helada del amanecer

flores de escarlata

magenta, carmesí lago

la clorofila no abruma las primeras hojillas todavía

 

Clement

 

this fine rainy day

clouds scud in wind

chase isobars of cold across

iced spring jet stream

 

Early Harvest

 

tomato blossoms explode

in yellow dismay

 

silky flames flare

in icy rain

Frozen Bloom

 

overnight

virgin pinks shrivel to brown

moonlit frost

 

fertility lost

to cold April

 

Audacious claimant

 

lake pretender aspires to ocean

wind brings storm and lake-sea is its leader

waves just wannabes

 

beach trees bow well over

backs of their leaves greet

slanting stinging not yet

wet air

 

Toronto Island early morning

 

clouds rest on grassy ground.

no shadows cast

no darkness mars the light

no glint amends silent morning