PLEAS FOR PEACE IN CRUEL APRIL!

With a substantial snowfall this week, many people are quoting T. S. Eliot‘s description of April as “the cruellest month“. Indeed, after such a lengthy winter, the label seems apt.

One robin, in particular, must have wondered about that blast of winter weather. I caught a photo of that certain robin in our driveway. Happy to say my picture was chosen for a local Weather Watcher photo on Thursday.

This week, for many, is full of celebration and observance with Passover (Pesach) and Easter (Paschal). Best to all who are celebrating.

Despite these happy moments, the world seems to be spinning on a very negative axis with missing planes, drowned ships and a Russian leader who has spun out of control.

The April weather might be considered as cruel; however the misguided, totalitarian actions of Putin demonstrate cruel ambition, the cost of which is paid by many. What century is he living in? With the snow melted and the sun shining outside, I wonder. I really wonder.

Apologies for writing on such a sad note but the news from eastern Europe is hard to fathom in the 21st century.

Ducks in the pond swim peacefully, round and round. Maybe it’s time for some leaders and countries to co-exist, like the ducks.

Time to write a poem or two.

Take care, All! Peace 🙂

Ducks at the pond
Ducks at the pond

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Author: Patricia McGoldrick

Poet Writer Reviewer Environment, Nature, Agriculture, People, and History are favorite topics to write about. Upcycling materials into handmade books is a fun challenge!