Monday, April 30, 2012

Tasting the Sun: An Original Poem


As April comes to a close, I thought I'd post a poem about the month that I wrote a long, long time ago. Where I live, spring doesn't really arrive in March. In fact, it's not until we're well into April that it usually feels anything like spring around here. (This year has been a fluke. We've already experienced temperatures in the eighties and nineties already!)

The following poem expresses how it feels when spring has truly arrived and I can sit outside on my deck and read and feel the warmth of the sun on my face and my skin after a long cold winter spent indoors.

 

TASTING THE SUN


Shower in the April sun
Shower in the light,
Streaming down on yellow days.
Stand out in the pouring rays.

Like butter on a toasty bun,
Let the sunlight melt and run
In golden rivers on your skin.
Feel it glowing deep within.
Feel the touch of early spring,
Feel the warmth that April brings.

Shower in the pouring rays
Washing winter cold away.

11 comments:

Linda at teacherdance said...

Love the "Let the sunlight melt and run/in golden river on your skin". I find reasons to be out in that sunshine, just as you described Elaine. Nice words to see!

Bridget R. Wilson said...

Beautiful poem, Elaine. I think I'll go home and take a walk in the sunshine with my dog.

April Halprin Wayland said...

Elaine, your comments and sunny poem make me appreciate my Southern CA home...
<3

Andi Sibley said...

Elaine, this is a lovely poem. We have rain today but I am going to hold onto your shower in the light in my mind.

Are you doing the round up today? If so I have a haiku/renku Daisy Chain done by the Poetry Sisters to share on my blog A Wrung Sponge Great fun!

Mary Lee said...

Elaine, I've got some thoughts on tigers, teaching, and the amazing connections kids make to poetry...sometimes without us ever knowing.

http://readingyear.blogspot.com/2012/05/poetry-friday-tiger-tiger.html

Author Amok said...

Good morning, Elaine.

I've been working on Fibonacci poems with third graders. Their minds were blown by the concept! My lesson on Fibs is up, along with some student-written science Fibs.

Thank you for hosting.

http://authoramok.blogspot.com/2012/05/we-got-beat-fibonacci-poems-part-2.html

Robyn Hood Black said...

Hi, Elaine! Thanks for "the taste of sun" - we've had some very warm days already, too.

For Poetry Friday,I'm in with a celebration of May Day with Edmund Spenser. Bring your eglantine! http://www.robynhoodblack.com/blog.htm?post=853466

laurasalas said...

Hi Elaine! I'm in the the POetry Sisters' Daisy Chain Haiku at http://laurasalas.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/daisy-chain-haiku/

And 15 Words or Less at http://laurasalas.wordpress.com/2012/05/03/penguin/

Hope everything's OK--Laura

Katya said...

Good morning Elaine.

I've got a couple of haiku over at Write. Sketch. Repeat.
Write. Sketch. Repeat.

Renee LaTulippe said...

Lovely poem, Elaine. And...why am I not subscribed to your blog already?! I've remedied that and look forward to future posts! :)

Renee LaTulippe said...

Wait -- not remedied! You have no subcribe button! Or am I missing something?