FOR WEEKS I’VE WANTED to chalk poetry onto the sidewalk past my house in celebration of National Poetry Month in April.
But not until today, April 29, did sunny and dry weather finally allow for chalking.
A week ago six inches of snow fell, for gosh sakes. Rain fell early yesterday evening.
After sweeping winter sand from several sections of sidewalk, I scouted for the box of chalk in the garage then proceeded to print my poem:
Cold earth warmed
by budding sun
sprouts the seeds
of vernal equinox
Two springs ago, this poem published on four billboards as part of the Roadside Poetry Project in Fergus Falls.
I thought my poem particularly fitting for re-publication this morning on my sidewalk.
So if you are walking past my house, take note, read and enjoy.
Before the rain, or snow, washes away my poetry. And, yes, snow is apparently in the forecast for later this week, so two friends tell me.
© Copyright 2013 Audrey Kletscher Helbling