March 5, 2017

A Poem by Joan Leotta: "While Other Flowers Wait for Spring..."

Joan Leottahas been playing with words on page and stage since childhood. She's a journalist, novelist, poet and playwright. Her novels feature strong Italian-American women. Joan's poems and picture books celebrate food and family. Her poetry and essays appear in Gnarled Oak, Red Wolf, A Quiet Courage, the A-3 Review, Hobart Literary Review, Silver Birch, Postcard Poems and Prose among others, Her blog, Recipes for Success, is at He Facebook page is: Joan Leotta, Author and Story Performer. Her first poetry chapbook, Languid Lusciousness with Lemon, is out this year on Finishing Line Press.

While Other Flowers
Wait for Spring…

clever little crocus,
pokes her head
hard ground,
snow, ice. She
captures what warmth
weakened winter
sun can spare—
she blooms.

© Joan Leotta

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