How to Handle Worry

Copyright 2013 by DM Denton

Copyright 2013 by DM Denton

It’s snowing!

April fools!

Though I’m not fooling

and not fooled;

anymore than the budding daffodils,

or the growing grass,

or the crocuses

already full-grown,

closed for warmth

and, maybe, so they won’t worry.



Writing note: I tell a lie – it isn’t snowing today, but it was April 1st, so posting a few days late. Actually, today is lovely: songbird sunny and pleasantly expectant. Hope it is for you, too.



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Lost in April

Written and posted in memory of my Aunt Jeanne (my mother’s oldest and closest sister) who died suddenly on April 7, 2012…

Copyright 2012 by DM Denton

If only what was past
could come to life
like the willow
In April
when cold breezes still blow
and something like its heart
tells it to grow
and dries its fresh tears
of green.

The nodding daffodils
seem to agree
as they sound the
good news of
having shadows at last
while joined by violets
lost in the grass
rummaged by rabbits
and deer.

Not all the singing birds
are silenced for
the one fading
in my hand
perhaps choosing to die
on the fragile flight of
a butterfly
colored like the daffs
as if…

born of them.  

Copyright 2012 by DM Denton

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Poem: Almost April Fools

Copyright 2012 by DM Denton

It’s snowing!
April fools!
Though I’m not fooling
and not fooled
any more than
budding daffodils
or growing grass

Copright 2012 by DM Denton

or crocuses
already full grown
but closed for warmth
and maybe
so they won’t see.







Writing Note: Actually the crocus flowers here have already withered due to the sunny summer temperatures we had the week before last (this is a piece I wrote many years ago…) But it did snow overnight! And the daffodils are bowing low, in homage to Mother Nature…or murmuring something less deferential under their breath?

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