Late April Storm

by Juleigh Howard-Hobson

Damp flowers drop from ever damper trees
so all along the grass and ground there are
small wet petals strewn about. Each of these
blown down and then washed out across the yard
by a late spring shower that was not meant
to come. But came, despite it all, to show
that nature is always irreverent
…no matter what we humans think we know.

© 2006 by Juleigh Howard-Hobson




© 2006 by Juleigh Howard-Hobs




About the Author

Born in England, and raised in Australia and the US, Juleigh Howard-Hobson won the prestigious Australian Returned Serviceman's League's ANZAC DAY Award for poetry (1980), and also holds a gold medal for poetry from the MacArthur Arts Festival (Australia). She is the editor of the Arets Vakreste Boker 2004 award winning Norwegian-press literary collection Undertow. Her poetry has appeared in, The Old Heathen's Almanac 2006, Flipside, On The Wing, The Australian Women’s Weekly, Seven Cups of Coffee, Macquarie University Arena (Australia), Focus, MotherLoad, Saczine, 9 to 5, odinsgift. com, Hipmama Magazine and Idunna.


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