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Poems by Joan McNerney

A glimpse of spring

shy blue morning
black trees etch sky

children skipping
over puddles

bramble on snow
soft birdsong

listening to water
race downstream

winds gently kiss
my forehead

grass shoots push
through first thaw

Spring Medley

April quietly turns
emerald green.

Breezes shake apple
blossoms…an aromatic
blizzard.

Listen to this soft
symphony of raindrops.

After showers, gardens
of stars flower.

Evening is the dawn
of night time.

Meteors write poetry
across heaven.

Eve Speaks

Although just one snake is well known
in that so-called paradise, actually
there were tons of them.

When we ran away, I was never so
happy. My feet no longer touching
swarms of mushy poison.

Fruit smelled to high heaven in Eden but
berries tasted yum yum good as we filled
our faces hurrying happily to the east.

Adam replies

She’s so beautiful. I would have
followed her to the ends of earth.
I am her captive then and now.

Cat Quartet

Winter

That tiger cat with
winking green eyes tossing
up balls of red yarn.

Spring

Inquisitive…
the gingersnap cat stares as
I get undressed.

Summer

Black and white kitten
lying under clothesline in
soft circles of sleep.

Fall

Windy afternoon
my calico cat leans forward
against the cold.

Tree Whispers

Blue diamond rains
filigree of golden light
so many shades of green.

Sun beams on a single leaf.
This small star pulsating
from my wet apple tree.

Bright new leaf
fits hand perfectly—the future
lies in your palm.

After the long rain
pine trees bending
with cones.

Sugar maple trees
sashaying with autumn winds
all dressed up in yellow lace.

Branches etch evening sky
turning razzle dazzle
purple red citron.


Joan McNerney’s poetry has been included in numerous literary magazines such as Camel Saloon, Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Blueline, Spectrum, and included in Bright Hills Press, Kind of A Hurricane and Poppy Road Anthologies. She has been nominated three times for Best of the Net, Poet and Geek recognized her work as their best poem of 2013.  Four of her books have been published by fine small literary presses and she has four e-book titles.

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