planting straight rows of seeds
in freshly turned dirt,
waiting for them to sprout
into leafy greens and crunchy carrots,
sniffing the first lilac blooms.
paddling around the curves of a winding river,
watching a great blue heron
splash water as he takes flight,
licking chocolate mint ice cream
scooped into a waffle cone.
hiking through vibrant reds and yellows and oranges,
crisp leaves crunching under foot,
roasting marshmallows to squish
between choclate and graham crackers,
watching campfire flames dance and crackle.
watching snowflakes swirl and glisten
while I curl up beside the fireplace
with a mug of cocoa and a favorite book,
bundling up in hat and scarf and gloves and coat
to build a snowman in the front yard.
found all year round.
After watching and reading the April poetry challenge by Mary Lee Hahn at A Year of Readingfor the past several years, I decided to write a poem a day this month. Mary Lee is hosting PO-EMotion, with a different emotion for each day of the month. Today’s focus is HAPPINESS. For even more poetry fun throughout April, check out the roundup of poetry celebrations and projects at Jama’s Alphabet Soup.