Multiplied Green

March 15, 2013

Spring's greening

Spring’s greening

by May Sarton

Always it happens when we are not there —
The tree leaps up alive into the air,
Small open parasols of Chinese green
Wave on each twig.  But who has ever seen
The latch sprung, the bud as it burst?
Spring always manages to get there first.

Lovers of wind, who will have been aware
Of a faint stirring in the empty air,
Look up one day through a dissolving screen
To find no star, but this multiplied green,
Shadow on shadow, singing sweet and clear.
Listen, lovers of wind, the leaves are here!


7 Responses to “Multiplied Green”

  1. Elisa Says:

    I am reading and loving this book: -Roger Rosenblat, Unless It Moves the Human Heart, The Craft and Art of Writing. I cannot recall who or what gave me the idea for reading it. Is it something you read and posted here somewhere?

  2. Chris Says:

    Love it! And your spring photo is gorgeous!

  3. shoreacres Says:

    I have a couple of May Sarton’s journals, but I’ve never read any of her poetry. Very nice!

  4. garden.poet Says:

    I adore this poem! “Lovers of wind”, indeed. What a poignant phrase.

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