Spring Finch   Ted Frisbie


April snow battles

the warmth of the ground itself;

The Earth is balding 


Spring finch traces a

sine curve, stops to calculate.

rollercoasters home.


tree glistens orange

its buds shrinking back from

the April cold.


Puddle of water

reflection of heron drops

in, fleeing 


a heavy droplet

clings clear, convex to a branch

bud-heavy at dawn