April 2019

april 19 grid s

morning wakes
me at first light as
my mother
used to do,
but not with words—birdchoir sings
through me:  “rise and shine!”

april grid close up 3s

My mother did not believe in sleeping in…when she decided it was time to get up, even on non-school days, she would waltz in, open the blinds, and announce, “Rise and Shine!”  One of the delights of spring for me is that my alarm is the light and the birds (I never close my blinds)–but I always hear my mother’s voice joining the chorus.

april grid close up 2s

I worked on my monthly grid all week, waiting for the NaPoWriMo prompt to do the accompanying poem.  This is not really a recipe, but I think it’s close enough.  The grid was inspired by numerous photos of tulip festivals from all over the world…rows and rows of beautiful color.  April!

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21 responses to “April 2019”

  1. Priscilla Bettis says :

    I love the idea of daylight and birds being your alarm clock.:-)

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  2. merrildsmith says :

    I like how memory combines with the light and birdsong.
    I never set an alarm now either.

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  3. Smitha V says :

    Such a pretty picture this poem paints

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  4. memadtwo says :

    Fabulous post. N.

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  5. Claudia McGill says :

    I need an alarm because I get up when it’s still dark but even then I hear birds now. Your words and picture together- perfect.

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  6. Jodi says :

    reminds me of Grandma – she would always say “Rise and Shine” 🙂 I can’t say it without thinking of her. ❤

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  7. Jill Kuhn says :

    Wow!! Your flower collage is spectacular, Kerfe!! 🌷 I also enjoyed your poem. I like how the birds are your alarm clock! 😊

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  8. Sharon Mann says :

    Beautiful way to bring in April!

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  9. rivrvlogr says :

    One with nature. Of course!

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  10. Manja Mexi Movie says :

    Lovely collage! 🙂

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