four words to break winter

These trees greet Spring
skeletal and  plural,
branches barred in a twill weave,

just green at the budding tips
as the roots release sap
that coalesces to sugar
feeding the season

or boiled down in kitchens
to its dark promise,
staining tea honeyed maple

For Whimsy-Mimsy

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
This entry was posted in New Free Verse and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

21 Responses to four words to break winter

  1. Whimsy Mimsy says:

    Ooohhh I like this. 🙂 its PERFECTLY blended between the prompts and winter thoughts… and since you wrote it, of course it is. I wouldn’t expect less.

  2. ManicDdaily says:

    A very sweet way to break winter. Nice flow from tree to maple table. k.

  3. Lovely— I wish it was spring already here (sighing with a glance at the new powder outside)

  4. Now I want french toast. ; )

  5. Lovely response to the prompt Susan. The romance of the season.

  6. unfetteredbs says:

    syrup boiling season is on. Wonderful job with her prompt Susan.. perfect in fact

  7. nelle says:

    Maple syrup, of my favouritest tree.

  8. George Ellington says:

    The life that slows, pauses, and then flows again, from the cold refuge of wintering roots up up up into the mouths of us, sitting by the window looking out over a morning less cold than before, snow melting, buds forming. I love this feeling. That comforting moment on the verge of re-emerging into a reviving, greening world. Sipping tea. Caressing the hand of the beloved beside you. So warm. And smiling.

Comments are closed.