Ellen J. Barrier

Published Author
Creative Writer
Medical Professional
Spirituality Counselor

The picture below was taken by my daughter Miranda, at the Horseshoe Lake in Wichita, Kansas. The signs of Spring is here; Temperature is very warm, and lots of visitors are at the lake in the early evening.
It is a beautiful sunny day. I decided this picture would work well for this poem.

The Late Singer

Here it is spring again
and I still a young man!
I am late at my singing.
The sparrow with the black rain on his breast
has been at his cadenzas for two weeks past:
What is it that is dragging at my heart?
The grass by the back door
is stiff with sap.
The old maples are opening
their branches of brown and yellow moth-flowers.
A moon hangs in the blue
in the early afternoons over the marshes
I am late at my singing.
____William Carlos Williams

Ducks at Play by Lake 

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