Free Verse Selections, ” The Season After Winter “

The Season After Winter

By “Zawmb’yee Nuje”

To walk
the beat of the beating sun light show
beat metered by trees
light tune for strollers and lovers
warm for sitters and babies
babble day in the park
parked at a joy spot
spotting a squirrel
squirreling away memory
ripples and fluttering birds
of a feather tickle day, is to
spring up, jump
hey there

there above the wall, still see
the street in chatter-walking glory
as we saw

and we drank in the day
springy stepped and steeped in joy
walking by

by benches flecked with
picnickers carousing, singles,
double-troublers, troubadours
some at ease, one at an easel
painting scenery
of us

to be warm

— Douglas Gilbert


2 thoughts on “Free Verse Selections, ” The Season After Winter “

  1. hmm…i thought i already commented on this. What did i say i wonder? maybe i just intended to say something and had it worked out what i was going to write and didn’t or something. Well anyway…this is beautiful. I can feel the beat and love the tickle feeling of tender feather tickle days. Warmth in words like a dance of spring. I love the ‘springy stepped and steeped in joy’. It has such a romantic, happy feel.

    yes, yes…

    to be warm.’

    a perfect ending.

    1. Thanks very much. Yes, you probably commented the first time I posted this a while ago. I re-posted some things for new people to keep the website “active”. I haven’t written anything new lately.
           Oh, I see there’s at least one posting that I did from March of last year, and I probably posted elsewhere too. Oh well, time flies. It’s a spin-off from the novel that I haven’t finished.

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