Searching for Spring

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub – Haibun Monday – 02/3/20:  Spring
posted by Frank Tassone

I walk through my neighborhood peering into gardens,
hoping to see some green. The only shade of green
I notice is sore-bellied bird shit. No, it’s not
the name of a species of bird.

Today was unusually warm, bringing on the familiar
tickle I feel on my skin when the weather moves
in the right direction. The first ice cream truck
I see will convince me of Spring’s presence.

a sunflower seed
gently patted into earth
watched over each day

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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16 Responses to Searching for Spring

  1. oldegg says:

    Beautfiully written and a great laugh too!


  2. A wonderful, honest longing for Spring here!

    I especially love these lines: “The only shade of green
    I notice is sore-bellied bird shit. No, it’s not
    the name of a species of bird.”


  3. Gina says:

    you have taken me back to childhood, the sound of the ice cream bell meant only good things were going to happen, just like your spring that is coming.


  4. lynn__ says:

    The sore-bellied bird and the ice cream truck made me smile 🙂


  5. Sherry Marr says:

    Wonderful, Sara. I smiled at the ice cream truck – synonymous with summer in my childhood.


  6. sdtp33 says:

    I like that “sore-bellied bird shit” and yes, for a minute I did think it was a species of bird!


  7. Birdshit may signal that spring is on its way, though… who knows?


  8. jazzytower says:

    This made me laugh…thank you. Who knew bird poop would be funny. A nice write.



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