Pennsylvania Spring: A Sonnet at

Pennsylvania Spring: A Sonnet

Pennsylvania Spring: A Sonnet

written by: Leta Hawk



When winter’s icy winds at last go back
Up to the arctic and the snowstorms quit,
Then PennDOT crews with signs of orange and black
Patch potholes while the backlogged traffic sits.

When yard sale signs like dandelions pop
On poles and signs in every neighbor’s yard,
Then from the fields where farmers plant their crop
The scent of cow manure wafts near and far.

When all the furniture upon my deck
Is covered with a yellow pollen haze,
Then Benadryl will have to keep in check
The allergies that plague this season’s days.

Each year reminders like these tell me when
The Pennsylvania Spring has come again!

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