Spring's Call


By: Wayne Brown

Sugar ants crawl long lines upon the ground

Ambitiously heaving crumbs back to the mound

Day and night on end they move ever to and fro

Knowing what to get and knowing where to go



Fat Red Robin sitting high atop the fence

A worm in its beak, breast color all intense

She’ll take it to her babies back in the nest

Then off once more on yet another worm quest



Flame-Red Fox Squirrel chatters in the tree

Ever watching, ever leery of both you and me

Hurrying hither and yon gathering acorns in

Soon it will be winter, cold will come again



A White-Faced Cow licks at her calf newborn

It legs still shaky walking since early morn

Suckling at the udder, warm milk on muzzle swirl

Staying near mama, not yet ready for the world



A Hummingbird hovers on wings of silent fury

Sips nectar red flowers in nature’s aviary

Darting, dashing, seldom halt he will

Nature’s little work of beauty, cute ever still



Striped Chipmunks chasing out across the lawn

Chattering, tumbling, playing, chasing just in fun

Carefree as feather dancing lightly on the gust

Like raindrops upon the wind playing in the dust



Golden hustling honey bees move about the clover

Nature’s little messenger ’ tween love and lover

A busy little worker gathering pollen to the hive

Make lots of honey, keep the swarm alive



Young boy laying on the that old porch swing

A puppy on his lap, enjoying a lazy day of spring

Just watching little critters running bout all wild

Wishing to join in the fun for just a little while

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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Beautiful work Wayne.

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Slainia 6 years ago from Goderich Ontario

Oh these are beautiful. Love the imagery in all of them - so strong, but your words are so delicate. My favorites the hummingbird.

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Bpop...Just showin' off my soft side, Poppy. Who knows, maybe I'll take up oil painting next (LOL!). WB

@Slainia...Thank you for that nice feedback. Sometimes the words flow nicely and come easily...that was the case on this one. Thank you for stopping by, please come back soon! WB

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alternate poet 6 years ago

sounds just like bird sound in spring - I think you got it about right :)

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@alternate poet...thank you so much for the feedback. I appreciate you taking the time to read it and comment. Come back again soon! WB

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saddlerider1 6 years ago

Wonderful coloration of Spring and summer, everyone busy busy busy, darting back and forth, their duties keep them thus. I really enjoyed the images you portrayed Wayne, I felt the lazy, hazy days as I watched all this activity from a tree afar. Rated Up as usual.

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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

Morning Wayne...While reading your descriptive and flowing prose I was listening to the morning ravens outside my window clamoring for their breakfast ( I feed them dog kibble )...nature is motion, change, constant activity...the old axiom " move or die " certainly applies...Thanks for the treat, Larry

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samboiam 6 years ago from Texas

Makes me miss spring time and the joys of childhood. Very well done.

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@saddlerider1...Yes Ken, I like the contrast of the busy little animals watched by the relaxing little boy. Thanks for your kind words...always appreciated! WB

@maven101...Larry, those ravens will have you shouting "Nevermore" soon! Glad you liked the poem. WB

@samboiam...Thank you for the feedback. I just felt like a spring day yesterday and it all came rushing out. I need more of those days, Sam! WB

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epigramman 6 years ago

yes nature is a grand place to be - especially when Wayne Brown is writing about it!

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lalesu 6 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

Every line of this made me smile. Wayne Brown, your poetry makes me smile! This is as comforting as a country quilt and just as intricately made. ~ Laura

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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

Laura...somehow I just knew this one would suit you quite well. Thank you! WB

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