Our eyes full of plump, bright red berries, We run through wonders spread across endless fields of green, Day alive with giggles of laughter and the buzzing of insects, Blue sky bright with smells of freshly mown grass, lit with golden beams.
Small, sticky fingers grasp my hand, Then release, rushing to the vines, Picking berry after berry, In the brilliant April sunshine.
We fill our baskets to bursting, Plucking the ripest ones from the top, Popping their tart, seedy sweetness into our mouths, Juice falling down our chins in pink raindrops.
Our arms loaded heavy with tasty treasure, We sing and swing as we carry our berries home together, Lifting our faces to feel the warm, soft breeze, Dazzling our hearts in Spring's glorious, joyful weather.
Copyright Stacie Eirich April 2019
*A poem written in celebration of Spring & National Poetry Month, you can also find it within my current work-in-progress on Wattpad, an anthology of poems titled Her Rainbow WIngs.
April is one of my favorite months of the year, one filled with budding flowers, springtime festivals, my daughter's birthday - and the month-long national celebration of poetry!
To kick off this spectacular month, here's a poem, Stitched like Starlight, that I recently wrote for a Wattpad poetry contest. I'm proud that it won an honorable mention, and hope it inspires you. Click on the image or text link below to read!
I'll be back later this month to share another poem! I'll also be sharing poetry, quotes from famous poems & poets during April on my social media pages @stacieeirich (instagram, twitter & facebook) & @spacetodreampoetry (instagram only).
You can also follow along this month with my newest work-in-progress, a young adult steampunk fantasy. I'll be working towards a goal of 10,000 completed words during April's Camp NaNoWriMo.