Wet stone

A worm wriggles
through a loophole
escaping the
early bird.

Singing inside
a skunk cabbage
amphitheater —
a chorus frog’s
song carries
throughout
the swamp.

An owl’s screech
pierces the heart
of darkness.

My mind
wound tight
as a guitar string —
playing music
only I know
the words to —
I sing my anthem
in soulful silence.

Rainfall triggers
a stampede of newts —
their rough skin scraping
like sandpaper on wood.

Rain-soaked lawn
flowers yawn awake
and worms renew
their bodies in mud baths.

Lost in song
the drab sparrow
colors my world.

Standing
alone
under a
storm cloud —
feeling the
hard rain
wash away
my inhibitions —
readymade as
the puddles
at my feet.

A tree leans
into the wind —
tempered wood.

Branching out
with gnarled digits —
an ancient oakย 
palms the sky.

Pink plum petals
plaster the pavement
Spring’s impetus.

In the saddle
of a tree —
a sparrow rides
out the storm.

A tender
blade of grass —
sharpened by
wind & rain —
hunched
over the
wet stone.

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About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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17 Responses to Wet stone

  1. Pink plum petals plaster pavement … SPLENDID! Both the p-p-p-p and the image conveyed.

    • Thank you kindly, my friend! Alliteration is my favorite poetic device ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you’re having a splendid weekend & wish you a pleasant week ahead!
      Cheers,
      Tyler ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Excellent word tune for spring.

  3. Miriam says:

    That was very visual and poetic Tyler. I really enjoyed it.

  4. Jude says:

    Love your poetry Tyler!

  5. Carrie Birde says:

    “Lost in song, the drab sparrow colors my world” — my favorite particular line! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    I love this Tyler! Isn’t spring amazing? I was especially drawn to the line, “Lost in song
    the drab sparrow colors my world.”
    Peace
    Mary

  7. I feel as if I’ve just taken a walk through spring.

    • Thank you kindly, my friend! I’m glad you enjoyed my poem ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy first day of Spring…may you rejoice in many splendored greens! Have a wonderful week ahead, Carolin!
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  8. Elouise says:

    Vivid, soulful images. Spectacular.

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