Sunday, March 04, 2007

March
By Don Iannone

March winds howl without mercy.
Their wolf-like lungs ache--
inhaling bitter February air
not quite ready
to give over to April showers.
So we have March--
the in-between, go-between time
when kites either soar high
or fall abruptly
to the hard frozen ground below.
March winds cry--
into the night;
long past any hour of return.
Their voices drown out
winter's rebellious roar,
and spring's magical chant
that eventually coaxes early snow drops
to lift their frail heads
through still hard earth, and then
find the distant sun's white rays
that will grow strong enough
to still March's howl,
and steady spring's unpredictable dance
into the yellowing sun of summer.

10 comments:

Borut said...

Meaningful and beautiful, Don. The magical march of seasons… There Comes a Time - Beyond Your Fear… March! Among the Rows of Corn …

floots said...

nice one
love those wolf-like lungs
they still aching and howling here too

thanks for the david whyte link
no i hadn't heard of him before
i enjoyed the selection
my favourites were
"revelation must be terrible"
and
"self-portrait"
must have been good to hear him read

regards

Don Iannone said...

Thanks Floots and Borut.

Borut...March is a strange month, perhaps downright awkward as months go.

Floots...David Whyte is terrific. I've been reading his books: have 3 of the 5 and am enjoying them very much.

Pat Paulk said...

Love this description of March. It truly is an awkward month.

Kathleen said...

This great Don... what an amazing description of the experience of March... it's pretty sunny here today... looking forward to a little warmth, we'll see if it actually gets as warm as it looks. As you described, there is often a coldness to the air and lots of wind on a day like today... Sitting inside, and looking out, at least the sun is shining!

Hope you are well Don and enjoying your day! :)

dan said...

Good one, Don! We're sure getting the spring winds now. Chills it down.
After downloading updates for my computer security program, I now can't send emails, so here's my internet way of reaching you for now (I can receive them, though). So, later...until I get it fixed...
and LOVE!

Kai C. said...

niceeee

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trinitystar said...

March winds howl without mercy.
Their wolf-like lungs ache--

WoW! WoW! love it ... :o)

Don Iannone said...

Thanks all for your wonderful comments and gla dyou enjoyed the poem. March just seems this way to me...

Plus Ultra...I am happy to send the short bio to you. Thank you very much!

Dan...the problem can be fixed. Probably it is the setting for scanning email that is causing the hang up. Some times you have to uninstall and reinstall the virus software. Hope that is not the case. Love!

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