Poems on Earth Day…

I spent this day outdoors in honor of Mother Earth. Actually, I spent it clearing up the front gardens of all the debris from last fall. Playing in the dirt always sparks my creativity…


Excuse me,
did you lose
a crocus bulb or two?

They’ve settled in the grass
just here. I never saw
them coming.

cvb 2015


I didn’t plant
is sprouting
in the garden.
Chives I did plant
years ago hide small
mahogany heads
in their jungle.
I didn’t see until I knelt
and rested a gloved hand
in a swarm of sugar
ants. They didn’t
wait for me to say
it’s spring, it’s

cvb 2015