The freshness of this spring breeze whisks away
any grey gormless clouds of winter’s memory
bringing sweet dreams of fragile sprouting seeds
to blossom and brighten our once dreary days.
From the gnarled lemon tree wafts a pungent tang
of crisp citrus in the air, enticing butterflies to dine
and lay tiny white eggs under wax green leaves
as buzzing honeybees gather fine powdered wine
of golden pollen within tender white blooms.
Ah yes! Bonny spring has come with ecstatic delight
I hear passionate songs of lonely male mockingbirds
a tender serenade tempting females through the night
so they can they build a nest in dappled shade, mate
then lay eggs and wait for their hatchling’s birth.
©2019 Linda Lee Lyberg
Poets United Poetry Pantry #442