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First Warm Breeze
Jana Kalina

first warm breeze,

flutters in the garden

first come the snowdrops,
followed by daffodils. 

warm breeze arrives
on the coattails of tulips
pink cherry blossoms
release spring 

but, winter’s final exhalation
unleashes one last storm
and white confetti swirls
around the lovers 

hearts in flutters.
Experiencing life,
for the first time

in the garden


© by Jana Kalina.
Used here with the author’s permission.



Jana Kalina lives in Victoria, on Vancouver Island. This Bohemian-born poet — with romantic heart and idealistic world view — enjoys island life with her Caribbean-Quebecer husband, especially skinny dipping in summer and harvesting wild mushrooms in the fall.



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