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first green flare

Sidney Wade on

Published in Poem Of The Day

makes
the air
quiver
and dart

the throat
ache

to call
makes

the heart
cheer

the ear
keen

to the sheer
glorious

windfall
of oriole

veery
vireo


About this poem
"There is that single day, or hour, every year in early spring when the fresh new green leaves are dazzlingly lit from inside. This coincides with the return of the birds. It is ache-making."
-Sidney Wade

About Sidney Wade
Sidney Wade is the author of "Straits and Narrows" (Persea Books, 2013). She teaches at the University of Florida and lives in Gainesville, Fla.

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(c) 2015 Sidney Wade. Originally published by the Academy of American Poets, www.poets.org. Distributed by King Features Syndicate



 

 

 

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