by my daughter Gillian, 12, decorated
with colorful accurate blossoms.

A Book of Poems and Haikus, by Jill Jackson
©copyright 1970, Jackson & Co.
Rockford – Kent – New Haven

The motorboat's buzz
Is a constant mosquito
Across the blue lake
In a dark alley
A cat runs across the street
To talk with a friend.
The waterfall's splash
Echoes the tune of the birds'
Happy melodies.
The earth smells of rain,
A rose bud opens up.
Some birds land in a field
To drink from buttercups.
Wind plays with water,
The grass grows in the glen,
All the birds are singing,
Spring has come again.

2021 Jacqueline Jackson

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