March 2022 Submission/Trouvaille Review

Moons of March 
(Spring Moon, Worm Moon and Sugar Moon)

Sky looks down on earth,with dark eyes of a new moon
winks at the spring night.  
Seeds shed winter's shield
as roots stretch in fertile earth-
March howls for spring's warmth,

Foretokens of spring
damp fields of marsh marigolds, 
hoverflies delight. 

Loam stirs, breaking free-
muddling nightcrawlers rise
under the worm moon. 

Sugar Moon nearbysweet maples release their sap,as March winds breathe change.

Terrestrial tides collide 
rising high, but twice a year.
sun and moon poised,

a morrowless day
arriving on the equinox
perfectly balanced. 
Senryu /a renewed heart 
Breath the sunlit air,
uproot weeds watered by tears,
stirred souls’ plant anew.
Rewritten as a Tanka-
31 Syllables
Tears flow
deep within
watering roots
of despair.
Breathe the sunlit air,
uproot weeds
nurtured by tears,
stir the soul
to start anew. 
2. Ode to Childhood
Hopscotch with shells and whirlybirds,
swinging weeeee with our words.
Walking with cousins barefoot in the grass
playing with friends, hoping summer will last.

No school, outside and free,
it is time just to be me-
on the porch swing, shelling peas
I prefer snap beans, please.

Straight from the garden, a summer snack.
chores done, potatoes stored in the shack.
Childhood summers make me wish for more,
tree climbing, river-side camping on a sandy shore.

3. Ode to Daffodils.
Bordering Mamaw’s cotton field
Besides Momma's fence
To my backyard
Clerihew- rhyming couplets, poking fun at celebrities.

President Donald J Trump
was fond of the campaign stump.
He was a shaker and a policymaker,
Unlike President Nixon, who was a quaker.

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  1. Pingback: March Moons/ Haiku and more/ By RL Brown | brontebrown2

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