Bliss — A Poem

An artfully altered photo of an Eastern Chipmunk.
“Eastern Chipmunk” — C.Birde, 5/21

To sit outdoors

in cool spring

air

wearing a shawl

of sunlight

& accomplishing

no more

than the disport

of small friends

unseen

in a season’s span,

in their garments

fresh & shining –

bliss.

— C.Birde, 5/21

Wisp — A Poem

A close-up photo of Spring Beauty wildflowers.
“Spring Beauty” — C.Birde, 4/21

Pale wisp

of breath,

of life,

that I am

Petal-filled

with Spring,

with drifts

of redbud

& cherry,

crabapple

& quince

Pray, do not

restrict me

to such

narrow space

of heart

that I fade

from memory

upon

     exhalation.

— C.Birde, 4/21