a choral stillness in this morning hour new
the sounding of chimes be this wind's sweet melody
heard are the flutter of wings and the song bird call
at my window garden leaves and bloom in brilliant array
the petals and bud of clematis flower this day
the quiver outside my window I do feel
the crocus and daffodil a peeking green to reveal
this day of Winter with hints of Spring to come
this glory of light, the gift of bloom, the warming sun.
Rose Marie Raccioppi
Orangetown, New York
Clematis Flower at my window garden, Photo: CAR, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2012.