Poems for Spring

March 15th, 2013

Spring is around the corner! At WSPWH, we’re celebrating the season—and Women’s History Month—with a poem by WSPWH author Marge Piercy. In “More Than Enough,” Piercy vividly captures the first signs of spring:

The first lily of June opens its red mouth.
All over the sand road where we walk
multiflora rose climbs trees cascading
white or pink blossoms, simple, intense
the scene drifting like colored mist.
The arrowhead is spreading its creamy
clumps of flower and the blackberries
are blooming in the thickets. Season of
joy for the bee. The green will never
again be so green, so purely and lushly
new, grass lifting its wheaty seedheads
into the wind. Rich fresh wine
of June, we stagger into you smeared
with pollen, overcome as the turtle
laying her eggs in roadside sand.
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