To all patient readers who are still following my blog, I wish you a belated happy Poetry Month.

For those of you who have not heard about this celebration, April is designated as National Poetry Month in various countries, including Canada and the United States.

Usually, I am busy posting poems and responding with comments to the works of other poets. However, this yea2015 FIRST BLOOM!r has proven to be an exception to customary practice, possibly due to the severe winter and late spring, not quite sure about that causation. :)

Today, I was pleasantly surprised to see some petite yellow blooms, shining like lights in the perennial garden wasteland of last year. I took a few photos of these little gems so I thought that I would share one here along with a haiku that I wrote in response to the sighting of renewal. Truly, Spring has arrived! Best to all in this special month!

haiku on garden
miniature blooms
first daffodils so yellow
trumpets of sunlight

© 2015 Patricia A. McGoldrick


Once again, it is time to pause for a few minutes to reflect on our dear planet. Earth Hour is observed in many countries across the world.

This week, I decided to respond to a wordling poetry prompt in recognition of this special hour. The bolded words were provided at the link listed below my poem.



Backyard robins are quiet after a day of nest-building

Reminding me of the swallows that used to hang out in the barn

In the pond, pools of water circle the frog

as he wakes from winter

We light a camp-fire in the circle of rocks

Earth hour has begun on this cold spring night.

© 2015 Patricia A. McGoldrick

Written in response to poetry prompt at http://thepoetrypark.com/2015/03/26/16-wordling-words-no-5/.

Enjoy your Earth Hour!