Winter’s lingered much too long
a most unwelcomed guest—
we’ve tried to hurry him along
without too much success.
But almost imperceptibly
a change looms in the air,
and if we take a moment’s pause
we may just feel it there.
Pale gray secedes to bright blue skies
—a tease of warmth and sun—
the birds return to build their nests,
the longer days have come.
The swollen brooks have breached their banks,
the snowdrifts disappear—
we shed our coats for lighter wear…
yes, Spring is finally here!
© Ginny Brannan 2015
Image by C. Parant at
Used with expressed permission.