Posts Tagged ‘spring’

To Ty

Posted: April 19, 2010 in My Poetry
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It’s spring.
The grass in the yard
has grown in uneven clumps;
I thought of calling you
to tame the long, green mess.

I was halfway through my thought,
before I remembered;
that you’re dead.

You’ll mow no more lawns,
nor rake leaves under
crisp blue autumn skies;
inhaling the smell of bitter leaves –
or fresh cut grass in spring.

You will lie,
as you have for the past 4 months,
silent and unmoving,
6 feet underground.
No more laughing, joking, teasing.
No more you to love.

No smoke breaks
on my broad front porch or
talks about the future.

No more shining smiles,
your face lit from within,
as if you carried the sun inside you.

Just an untamed yard
in need of mowing,
and a whole life of
no more you.


Willard Bay

Posted: March 27, 2010 in My Poetry
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Tough clumps of yellow grass
lean down to wet marshland
where reeds hide nests and birds.
Long legged water fowl
cry in harsh voices;
haunt the barren grey land.

Past the marsh is lake
covered by milky grey ice,
like a cataract on an eye;
shading and concealing.
The dull grainy sheets intermingle
with the gleam of deep black water,
welling into the spaces
where ice is breaking up

Spring is almost here,
the air, moist and bitter;
the scent of decay and new life.
The cold has lost its edge,
but wind blowing off the water
sends white birds wheeling
through the sky
like so many blown leaves.