DPF / Nukada

For birds, from The Penguin Book of Women Poets.

from When, loosened from the winter’s bonds / by Princess Nukada (anthology from 650-800) the Nippon Gakujutsu Shinkðkai translation

When, loosened from the winter’s bonds,
      The spring appears,
The birds that were silent
Come out and sing,
The flowers that were prisoned
Come out and bloom;

DPF / Jessica Goodfellow

One more sky. From Thrush Poetry Journal, May 2014. A beautiful poem chosen by Helen Vitoria, editor. Complete poem (and two others by Ms. Goodfellow) here:

from Hover / by Goodfellow

Hover, canopy, the endless falling snow a shroud