Again the white foam of plum
The clambering spray of clematis along the back fence
Seedlings of sweet pea, forgetmenot
and columbine, opening its tiny leafy fans.
The varied thrush brightens day by day and practices its courting song
The year exhales in fragrant bloom and green beginnings
Today my daughter’s birthday, she pregnant, round as a plum herself
Another spring baby soon to come
What wonderful work lies ahead!