Tag: Wisconsin Poems

two poems

Lake Michigan winds
a tiny bird
seeks shelter
by the kitchen window

grey beautiful sky
evergreen trees
and short days
soon to be decorated
with holiday lights

November 2013



As beautiful
as the other months are

and I think of daffodils and
daylilies, and October leaves

there is a special beauty
in November

just now forsythia leaves
are green-yellow, near the
yellow chrysanthemum
on a green chair, and the
old cedar tree and garage

Image: Karen’s Whimsy

Spring takes time

Spring takes time
by Lake Michigan
and was an adjustment
when we first moved here

I saw Spring flowers first
at my mother’s home
and then later here
further North and East

each bird and flower now
an event and gift

New poem today, and a few Spring 2022 poems so far, to see the progress:

Norway Spruce tree
covered with snow

March 31, 2022

early April
and warm enough
for rain

April 2, 2022

last week in April
and music is new
bird songs

April 25, 2022

May afternoon
some time outside
without my warm coat

May 13, 2022

every day a gift



in early May
tiny bird sings
on the branch
of budding lilacs


along the roads
marsh marigolds


another summer
art on the wall
by someone
long ago still
speaks to me


Karen’s Whimsy