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Outside or In, poem by Marcia Meara (May Poetry Series)

Silver Birch Press has been featuring poetry about May, or with the word May mentioned somewhere in the poem. I’m pleased to have one of my new poems appear for the first time on their blog. Hope you’ll stop by and read it, then take a look around at some of the other fine offerings at SBP, especially during this May Poetry Series. It’s fun!

Silver Birch Press

Spring coffee
by Marcia Meara

I may go out to the garden today,
Where the sun is bright in the watered silk sky,
And a ruby gem flits from tree to tree,
As a cardinal, woos his love with burbling songs,
And goes about the business of building a nest,
Promising new life in the weeks ahead.

I may go out to the garden today.
The dog days of summer are drawing near,
Threatening to bake the roses,
Scorch the herbs, and wither the grass,
In a sweltering, impossible heat,
Which will trap me inside by the end of June.

I may go out to the garden today,
To sip icy tea from a sweating glass,
Catching my breath between the chores.
Pruning and weeding, and raking the paths.
Racing the pages of the calendar,
As they flip through the last days of spring.

I may go out to…

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2 thoughts on “Outside or In, poem by Marcia Meara (May Poetry Series)

  1. nicki905 on said:

    I love it! Especially the first three sentences. Sky is watered silk – love that!


    • Thank you, Nicki. So nice to see you here! What a treat. I’m glad you like the poem. It’s exactly what was on my mind, as I watched the temperature climbing last week. Not many days left for me to garden this year. Hot weather is bearing down on us, for sure.


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