February Plays

Written for:  Poets & Storytellers United
Writer’s Pantry #7:  “Strolling Through February Streets”  (posted by Sanaa)
“Under the dove grey sky, I have witnessed and felt many a frenzied heart thump during the month of transition. Traffic jam thoughts, coffee with no cream, looking around as faces blend into one another, just like their stories do — and I think to myself what are they going through? It feels like this everyday as the sunset holds its breath.”

“For now, I invite you to share your entry as Poets and Storytellers United welcomes both poetry and prose (i.e. stories, essays, articles) feel free to link anything old or new and relish in the work of others. Also, if you opt to share prose then please keep it to 369 words or fewer.” 

cherry buds

February feints left,
then right–a trickster
of weather scams. Today
the sun is partially out,
but while one street is cold
and windy, another awaits
that faint promise of
Spring lingering in the
air. There! Look! Could
it be? Tiny pink buds
poking out of branches.
My sister and I, out
for a walk, decide to
have less harsh thoughts
about February.


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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19 Responses to February Plays

  1. sanaarizvi says:

    My goodness this is stunning!💝 I especially love; “Tiny pink buds poking out of branches.” 😀 Spring is on its way!


  2. What a delight to read and visualise. The ending made me smile.


  3. hypercryptical says:

    Yes, February is coming alive!
    Anna :o]


  4. thotpurge says:

    trickster of weather scams… perfect!


  5. anthonynorth says:

    A beautiful scene you create.


  6. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    February can sometimes fool us into thinking that the worst weather is behind us, but just you wait!


  7. Jim says:

    I am glad for your writing this. Here in the U.S. we have totally forgiven and accepted February. For the doubters we have resurrected Valentine’s Day and invented Groundhog’s Day. And for us in the south winter has totally gone away.


  8. oldegg says:

    I think we should trust February as she does herald a change in the weather and just to be kind promises to get to the next moth March quicker than any of the other months could!


  9. Colleen@ LOOSELEAFNOTES says:

    This was a good pick-me up. I saw the pink buds in January!


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