Friday, April 24, 2020

Poem during the Plague: Poem 20

The Sign of Spring 
by Debbie Wiess, April 2020

Spring announces 
itself with the chirping 
of a pair of red finches 
who return each year
to remake their nest,
preparing it for their young,
under the eave of 
our apartment balcony.
Taking up their 
daily occupations -
flitting, flying, hopping,
roosting, singing,
they live in parallel with us.
Their arrival reminiscent 
of that of the celebrated 
swallows of Capistrano. 

******Debbie Wiess is a Boston-based writer, who writes in French and English. She has created a wide variety of projects for stage and screen, poetry and short stories, in both languages.  Her work has been presented throughout the US and abroad, in traditional theaters and alternative venues (including in a moving trolley during the Somerville Open Studios several years ago), as well as on cable, radio and the internet. She is a published author and two of her short plays and a poem were included in a text book on International Creative Writing. In 2010 she was a guest artist at the Kennedy Center Playwights’ Intensive. In addition to writing, she also directs and produces projects and events. She is very involved in the local art and culture scene. 

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