March 22, 2018

Three Poems by Joyce Zephyrin: "Crocus and Daffodil," "A Little Dust," and "Pearl Gray Dawn"

Joyce Zephyrin is a member of The Last Stanza Poetry Association, the Poetry Society of Indiana, and AFSPS. She is a Hoosier poet, published in Hanover College’s "Hill Thoughts" and the Indiana Voice Journal. Her book of poems, "Shadows on the Land," is available on Amazon. Joyce has worked for many years in libraries, has been a newspaper correspondent, and has also written magazine articles on life in Indiana.

Crocus and Daffodil

Concrete clouds above,
Charcoal puddles below;
Footsteps slog through spongy earth,
Slow drops tick from the roof and
A car splashes through chuck holes
Spinning showers aloft.
A soprano frog peeps her high note
In harmony with unknown tunes of
Birds just passing through while
Crocus and daffodil
Flag the new season.

A Little Dust

Every home should have a little dust:

Give another housekeeper a way to excel for once
Give a chance visitor the comfort that no one fussed
Allow the rigid an opportunity to adjust
And leave the judgmental folks perfectly nonplused

Give yourself a chance for a small reward
An opportunity to breathe and to regard
How light filters through oak trees in the yard
Or the beatific rhyme schemes of the Bard

For mind needs time for wanderlust
Every home should have a little dust

Pearl Gray Dawn

A colonnade of trees line the dim meadow
Branches poised for the slightest breeze
Charcoal board fencing underscores the pale horizon
Hanging clouds insulate all sound
Dampness fills the air
Sleeping birds are lulled by lazy rain drops
Pewter puddles adorn the gravel path
Spring lurks somewhere in the dark

Joyce Zephryin

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