Monthly Archives: February 2024

Spring Awakenings

Paddling  Along the Edge of Spring

Paddling Along the Edge of Spring

Spring Awakenings

As winter’s chill continues

what lies underground waiting

to climb into the vernal warmth?

The division between this season

and the next is not a wall but

a gradual wave of unfolding.

Soon the river will roar with

the flood of melting snow

and our spirits will soar

in a balmy spring breeze.

Lainie Senechal

Announcement: Lainie will have art and poetry in an event at the Kaji Aso Studio, 40 st. Stephen St., Boston from March 2 through April 24th. On Saturday, March 2nd from 7 – 8:30 pm there will be a reception including music and poetry at the studio.

Beyond the Storm

Snow on Branches

Snow on Branches

Beyond the Storm

Today, after the storm,

wind bothers the branches

sending ghostly veils of snow

across the frozen forest.

Juncos have returned –

they chase each other

around the balcony

searching for sustenance

among the scattered seeds.

The sun sparkles on the snow

and dances on the rapid ripples

of the fast flowing stream.

A bright winter day

with all of the beauty

this season can bring.

Lainie Senechal