How Long?

to count

butterfly flutter music

ditter, prrrr, ditter

over my head,

 

To touch sun’s

morning skirt

and her heat!

 

Each brush

scratch to winter

white to sepia

where winter didn’t touch,

 

Walk woodland

yellowing, 

bone-chilling

and singing,

 

How long

to that ringing

call-

checking-

looking for

rain to snow.

 

Dave Barber

17 Nov 08

 

Natural Laws

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