Dog Day Afternoon

Silent, ‘cept for the birds
Quiet, though the wind’s in the trees
Hushed, yet the frogs croak their songs
The buzz in the air, are the bees

The ringing, I see but don’t hear
As the fish break the surface to feed
A day by the lake in Springtime
Is all the peace I need

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Sing a Song of Spring

Image Cardinal singing in the tree
I like to hear your song’s new key

All winter through you sat and chirped
And told me of your warmth usurped

Through wind and ice and flakes of snow
You warbled “Where’d my sunshine go?”

But now the bright beams warm your verse
No longer do you winter curse

Your notes have changed from ire to glee
And I you answer joyfully