Thursday, March 28, 2013

Feathered Tulips in a Tree

Mesquite leaves unfurl like ferns
Tender green feathers on tree bones
Goldfinches cling to half-naked twigs
Burnished gold against the gray
Yellow breasts ablaze
Feathered tulips in a tree.

~Kathie Adams Brown (March 21, 2013)

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Mourning Dove's Song

In early morning, or late in the day
I hear the soft, mournful tones
from the lavender breast of a stone-colored dove.
It is a soothing song in this suburban landscape,
a reminder of wild things in wilder places
where I once lived and loved
and my heart roamed free.
It is a pleasant song calling me

~Kathie Adams Brown  (March 21, 2013)