Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Winterwood


From the bare lilac,
the hummingbird

eyes the crocus;
that’s what I know.

(first publication)


Updates:
“Winterwood” added to Poems, Slightly Used.

In the Forum: “Dour since 1835.”

8 comments:

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

Maybe I'm wrong, but I see as a coming of spring in this poesie

William Michaelian said...

Thank you, Laura. If you see it, you can’t be wrong.

vazambam said...

I'll tell you what I know--
this poet's bird's-eye view
hit a bull's eye!

William Michaelian said...

And thus eye wink ’em,
blink ’em, and nod!

Joseph Hutchison said...

Wonderful poem, WIlliam! Sight and insight—the very shiver of incipient spring....

William Michaelian said...

Thanks, Joe. Will you look at that — your comment stands on air!

Momo Luna said...

Another lovely image that lingers in my heart....

William Michaelian said...

Wonderful to hear, Momo Luna. Thank you.