Thursday, April 1, 2021





Be Still


Dog and cat lie together

sleeping, dreaming, running.

I peek out at the lake

calm in morning mist.

Enjoy the quiet. 


Daffodils gaze up at sky,

stretching tall, rising high.

I look up.

A still small voice speaks

in my soul.

I listen

and a poem finds me.



Sensing Spring


Spring is loud

with peepers in ditches

and birds arriving.


Geese, ducks, robins, blackbirds



Winter’s gray replaced by

spring’s vibrant, fragrant palette.


Gardens of blossoms

perfume the air,

attracting bees and butterflies.


The glow of yellow daffodils

trumpets spring is here!



Beach Walk


Walk with me along the beach.

Smell scent of salty sea.

Feel the ocean breeze

the sun’s warmth on your skin.

Pick up plastic garbage.

Leave footprints in the sand.


Waves roar and tides come.

Footprints will disappear.

Lives will end.

Oceans will remain.

So will plastic.



Sowing And Reaping


Rain patters on roof.

Garden waits,

ready for planting.

Welcome the rain.

Enjoy the sun.

Remove weeds.

Add manure.

Till soil.

Plant seeds.


Enjoy lovely flowers,

flavorful, fresh veggies.


Like our lives: 

Removing weeds,

adding some shit

for nourishment,

planting seeds

to reap later.

Welcoming rain,

Enjoying sun.

Tilling with faith, love, hope.


for delicious fruit.




YVONA FAST is an author, poet, newspaper food columnist and photographer. Yvona’s poems have been published in magazines and anthologies. She’s the author of 3 poetry chapbooks (Different, 2017 Foothills; Adirondack Blue Seasons, 2018 CWP); and Adirondack Seasons Haiku (Local Gems Poetry Press, 2020).


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