Friday, April 3, 2015

Poetry Month: Spring Peeper 3 of 30

photo Lisa Rainsong
find out more about Spring Peepers
on her blog:  Listening in Nature
In darkness
you serenade;
your friends 
join
the symphony.

The melody
grows, 
vibrating across
fields 
now turning green.

While an X
marks your back,
you cannot be found
as you hide
like treasure.

Camouflaged 
in dead leaves,
rotting logs,
you sing your song
long into the night.

Your friends 
join you,
the chorus 
an ever-rising 
crescendo. 

© Cathy L. Mere, 2015



It's Poetry Friday!  Stop by The Poem Farm where Amy Ludwig VanDerwater hosts today's parade of wondrous words.

This month I will be writing a poem each day to celebrate National Poetry Month.  Thanks to Margaret SimonLeigh Anne EckMichelle HaseltineLinda BaieJulieanne Harmatz, and Kevin Hodgson for giving the final push.  We are linking using the hashtag #digipoetry.  I have to also thank my everyday poetry mentors Mary Lee Hahn & Amy Ludwig Vanderwater.  They continually inspire me.  You'll find more poetry on the sidebar. 

4 comments:

  1. This is such a magical time of year! Last night Mark and Henry went out (around 10:30pm!) to look for salamanders...and they happily found some frogs too. But yes, these little ones "hide / like treasure" - what a PERFECT way to describe them. Even to the X. Such a beautiful celebration of one of spring's melody-makers. Thank you, Cathy. Happy Poetry Saturday! xo, a.

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  2. I've only heard this a couple of times, and it's magic!

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  3. I can hear the chorus all the way here in Singapore - it is that magical, as Mary Lee noted.

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  4. You write beautifully about nature and creatures. So creative.
    I love to hear them sing at night.

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