My Cart 


April Morning
Linda Lee Konichek


Pale morning sun lights fairy trees and frosted woods
that now must wait for Springís sprite to return and
once again resurrect each paralyzed bit of new life

A sudden wind-flurry makes glazed branches
plink and chime, where puny buds cling
in terror, their eyes closed tight

The creek runs a bit faster, tries to break Winterís hold
mud-encrusted snow, once again covered in pristine white,
ice mounds continue their slow retreat to rocks and banks

A few bewildered blades of new grass
poke through this wet cover, unsure
of such a cold, white-rain world

Still, there is a softness in the morning air
where green-and-brown tinted trees rise
from fluffy clumps of snow

Todayís muted world is not nearly as stark as
Winterís bold, black-and-white palette

© by Linda Lee (Konichek).
Used with the authorís permission.

Linda Lee (Konichek) is a textbook author, entrepreneur, and former teacher who has always loved poetry, horses, and Wisconsin--not necessarily in that order. For nearly 30 years, she has raised Morab horses (a cross between Morgans and Arabians) on a 114-acre farm in Eagle, Wisconsin; her poems tend to reflect the every day miracles that surround her there. Learn more about Linda

Post New Comment:
Well-done, Linda; gives us other WI dwellers hope that spring may yet show up! Judy
Posted 04/05/2013 05:04 PM
Thanks. Spring is different all over the world. I enjoy hearing the varities of the same season.
Posted 04/04/2013 05:59 PM
Linda, what a lovely poem and those last two lines are terrific. Enjoyed seeing you here again.
Posted 04/04/2013 04:50 PM
rose haven:
"where puny buds cling in terror, their eyes closed tight"...thank you for this line!
Posted 04/04/2013 12:10 PM
Joe Sottile:
I love the last two lines. Bravo!
Posted 04/04/2013 09:07 AM
Good morning, Linda! It's beautiful. "bewildered blades of new grass"---Lovely!
Posted 04/04/2013 08:05 AM
Lovely, evocative, inspiring verse. Thanks!
Posted 04/04/2013 07:45 AM
Love the poem. Spring is finally sneaking in here, too. GREAT picture, Jayne!
Posted 04/04/2013 06:14 AM
Thanks, Linda You brought spring into my chilly house this morning. Ginny Scholtz
Posted 04/04/2013 05:32 AM
This is a fabulous verse. Congrats to the Poet ! Regards WILLIAMSJI MAVELI
Posted 04/04/2013 04:58 AM

Contents of this web site and all original text and images therein are copyright © by Your Daily Poem. All rights reserved.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Purchasing books through any poet's Amazon links helps to support Your Daily Poem.
The material on this site may not be copied, reproduced, downloaded, distributed, transmitted, stored, altered, adapted,
or otherwise used in any way without the express written permission of the owner.