Friday, March 16, 2007














Betting on Spring
By Don Iannone

Snow fell hard and wet
on young crocuses trying their best
to make strong first impressions in life.
They sagged under the weight
of the slushy snow--
doing its best to leave
a strong lasting impressions
before spring closes the door
on winter's final act.
A nearby chirping robin,
ear cocked to the ground,
places his bet on spring.
I follow his lead and double the bet.

10 comments:

Pat Paulk said...

Doubling down on Spring. A very good bet!!

Dan said...

Lots of good poems I've missed. So nice to see what you've been up to. And spring is coming, and I'll send you a bison photo...
LOVE!

Margie said...

Very nice, Don!
Thank you!
Have a great weekend!

polona said...

when we were supposed to have winter there was none but we seem to be in for some snow with the arrival of spring...

Beaman said...

The wise robin. They never fail to get it right. Nicely written poem.

Rob said...

Delightful

Russell Ragsdale said...

Yup, everybody seems to have antied up. I'm in!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

THe fight between winter and spring --- I see it right now, too. As you said, though, spring always wins -- and I'm sure glad of that.

EATING POETRY said...

I tripple the bet!

Don Iannone said...

Thanks all for your kind comments. They are much appreciated and may there always be spring in your heart.

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