Juanita Book

By Juanita Torrence-Thompson

ęCopyright by Juanita Torrence-Thompson

JUANITA TORRENCE-THOMPSON is a poet/writer/speaker whose award-winning work appears in U.S. and Canadian journals and online. See her poetry and book information at: Poetry Town. See Barbara Hantman's review of Torrence-Thompson's CELEBRATING A TAPESTRY OF LIFE (Torderwarz Publishing Company)at: The Pedestal Magazine

Salisbury Park

Stark winter branches
stab the air
with knobby fingers
grasping alabaster gems.

In spring I saunter with friends,
tossing pebbles into the rippling river
which snakes past old elms,
pregnant with bluebirds.

Lazy summer days
we spread soft blankets
over nature's fuzzy lime carpet,
slurp Popsicles, squash ants.

Autumn school days
fiery trees sway rhythmically
as we zig zag
through crunchy leaves.