The Tender Green

A poem of early spring

Deborah Barchi
Apr 14 · 1 min read
Confab of Fiddlehead Ferns, original art by L. K. Burke, used with permission of the artist.

The fuzz and curve of fiddlehead ferns
thrusting through last winter’s leaves.

The newborn grass, the budding trees
reveling in April’s reprieve.

The smell of mist and softened earth
as sprawling roots soak up the rain.

The love we cannot help but feel
for all things tender, young, and brave.

Deborah Barchi

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Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays. 824drb@gmail.com

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