April (Snow) Showers

Light of hope in winter's revisit

Green-lighted bush at local botanical garden
Green-lighted bush at local botanical garden | Source
Yellow sled on freshly fallen snow in April
Yellow sled on freshly fallen snow in April | Source

Snow Showers on Spring Flowers

Nature is an artist,
Cross-hatching streamers of snowflakes;
Snowflakes falling from white clouds
Falling on tree branches,
On leaf mulch,
On crocuses,
On houses,
On fences,
On stone walls
On cars.
Nature laughs mischievously at us
For foolishly believing we can begin wearing our Bermuda shorts and sandals so soon,
Anticipating warm days full of anarchical frolicking in sunshine,
On seashores.
Those days are still far off in our future.
But spring snow showers fall without the bitter cold of winter, and
Laces the world with hope that is reflected in the white crystals like small beacons of dancing light.

© 2016 Karen Szklany Gault

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billybuc 5 months ago from Olympia, WA

Only twice that I remember, and I've lived in this area almost my entire life, have we had snow in April.....after the wet winter we had, I would go crazy if we got snow now....and now a good kind of crazy. LOL Loved your poem.


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Seafarer Mama 5 months ago from New England Author

Thank you for stopping by to ready my poem, Bill, and I'm glad you enjoyed reading it. ~:0)


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vocalcoach 5 months ago from Nashville Tn.

Now this is good poetry! I always look for hubs about nature. Thanks for writing this. I'll be sharing.


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Jodah 5 months ago from Queensland Australia

Great poem, we can never underestimate what the weather has in store.


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Seafarer Mama 5 months ago from New England Author

@ Vocalcoach ~ Thank you for reading. Glad you enjoyed my poem and happy that you will take the time to share. Happy Spring!

@Jodah ~ Thank you for stopping by. Happy that you enjoyed my poem. You will be entering your snowy season, soon. How much does it snow in New Zealand? In the meantime, enjoy the autumn foliage!


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Jodah 5 months ago from Queensland Australia

Seafarer Mama, I'm afraid we don't get snow..ever..here in Queensland, Australia, but my friends in New Zealand get a reasonable share I think.

For some reason you must have thought I was a Kiwi )

I am enjoying Autumn however, and starting to gather some wood to prepare for winter....gets to about -4C at the very coldest.


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Seafarer Mama 5 months ago from New England Author

-4C seems like a pretty cold temp. Hope your hearth keeps you warm this season!


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Jodah 5 months ago from Queensland Australia

That is cold enough for me, but that is usually only about two or three days of the year.


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Seafarer Mama 5 months ago from New England Author

Glad those cold days don't come any more often for you. Hope you keep warm, especially as you read the hubs of favorite fellow writers. ~:0)

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