Spring in Louisiana

Violets getting pushy on front lawns.

Redbud in the backyard

Redbud in the backyard


Redbud trees pink against winter’s bare branch.
Irises swell in bed, such proud mamas.
Butterweed give yellow a new name.
Thatches of loblolly surround bald land.
Wisteria is lace, the purple rain.
Couches of azalea watch the passing game.

About Lenore Weiss

Lenore's collections include "Tap Dancing on the Silverado Trail" (2011) from Finishing Line Press, “Sh’ma Yis’rael” (2007) from Pudding House Publications, and "Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island" (West End Press, 2012). Her writing has won recognition from Poets&Writers (finalist in California Voices contest) and as a finalist for Pablo Neruda Prize, Nimrod International Journal. The Society for Technical Communication has recognized her work regarding Technical Literacy in the schools. All material is copyrighted on this site and cannot be used without the author's permission.
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