There is something bittersweet about April. Maybe it is because it is my birthday month that I feel this way. My birthday comes at the beginning of the month, and then towards the end of the month, I feel a deep longing. I don’t want April to depart. I want to keep its spring-freshness and cleansing showers. Then I remember that May is coming and with it, the respite of summer. And May means flowers, and that makes all the difference!
My inspiration for “April Remembers” came from Verse-Love, Ethical ELA, which was created by Sarah J. Donovan. Today’s prompt was from Leilya Pitre, who teaches at Southeastern Louisiana University and coordinates the English Education Program. Leilya invited participants to go for a walk to our place of comfort and write a poem about our experiences. She used “A Late Walk” by Robert Frost as inspiration. These Frost lines stood out to me:
By picking the faded blue
Of the last remaining aster flower
To carry again to you.
April Remembers The flower does not forget How to blossom. One green moment Small and slow. The moon remembers To rise above the mountain. A long, lone breath Spinning in the silence. April unfolds to May, My hand opens to yours, Your hand embraces mine. Together we walk towards Interminable spring.