Spring!


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…



This illustrated poem was created for Project OpenBook, an experiment in doing good.

To learn more and follow the journey, visit:
marblespark.com/project-openbook

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