Sharing Poetry Inspired by Paintings
A year ago, I began building a collection of poetry mostly inspired by my paintings and shared a number of them on this blog. As the treasury of written works grows, I’ll continue posting selections and invite your comments.
Painting: The Sap is Running, Acrylic on Canvas, 12 x 12 inches, Copyright Wendie Donabie
The Sap is Running
Mother Earth spins
welcoming spring in the north
where the sun warms slumbering maples
drawing their golden sap up, and down.
A childhood memory stirs –
Sunday drives along country roads,
lined with maple trees,
pierced with stiles, adorned with silver pails.
And so, the ritual of spring begins again.
I wonder, if they feel pain
when the drill spins into their trunks
breaking through their gnarled bark.
I hope rather, they feel relief
from the pressure built up
before the sap begins to flow
draining into the awaiting buckets.
I believe it’s their gift to us,
sharing their sweet nectar
some for more than two hundred years
forgiving us for the wounds we inflict for our pleasure.
© Wendie Donabie 2023
- Posted in: Creativity ♦ Mother Earth ♦ Nature ♦ Poetry ♦ Spring
- Tagged: MapleSyrup poetry, nature based poetry, Poetry, Spring
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