Spring!

This poem is for Project OpenBook, a community-built children’s book. Details below.

Spring!
I never realize
how much I miss you
until you stop by again –
blue sky,
birdsong,
daffodil,
bright sun like a gift
waiting to be newly opened
every day.

I like winter,
like bundling up
in wool and flannel,
scarved and mittened
against the chill.
Love snow.
But there’s that head-bowed,
heavy-booted trudging toward . . .
something.
Something unspoken,
unknown,
until –

Spring!
Takes me by surprise
every time.

Sandy AsherWritten by Sandy Asher.
Illustrated by Brad Sneed.

Sandy Asher is the author of 25 books for young people, including the award-winning TOO MANY FROGS! Read more…

YuckOK...Pretty goodGreatAmazing (24 votes, average: 3.46)
Loading ... Loading ...

Project OpenBook is a community-built children’s book. Your rating determines what goes into the book. All proceeds go to funding a young girl’s education.

If you liked this poem: Share it. Read it to a kid. Or join us.

blog comments powered by Disqus
  • About this blog

    This is the home of Project OpenBook, a community-built children's book created by folks like you to change the world.
    > Learn more
  • Highest Rated

  • Categories

  • Most Commented