The Lark
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The Lark

A Longing for Life

A sonnet

Photo by William J Spirdione

The rain drips down outside the window’s pane.
Diffuse dim light shines down onto the sill.
A potted plant stands watch, it won’t complain.
And even if it could, it wouldn’t still.

With stunted growth, small leaves that still arose
On ends of shriveled branches still alive.
So limp and weak one has to look so close…



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William J Spirdione

William J Spirdione


William J Spirdione is a poet who writes sonnets and more about nature and the humans within it.