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A Day to Be Outside
Janice Canerdy



Yellow bells bloom,
banishing winter gloom,
sweet harbinger of coming spring.
Gentle wind bids bronze chimes to sway and ring,
branches still bare but teem with life,
songbirds perch, squirrels play.
Outside, I’ll stay—
mild day.

© by Janice Canerdy.
Used here with the author's permission.


Janice Canerdy is a retired high-school English teacher from Potts Camp, Mississippi. She has been writing poetry since childhood and has had poems published in many magazines and anthologies. Janice's book, Expressions of Faith (Christian Faith Publishing), was published in 2016. Very involved in church life and family life, she retired early to take care of her grandchildren, who fill her life with purpose and joy. They also inspire her to write.





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Lori Levy:
Definitely a "day to be outside."
Posted 03/09/2023 12:03 PM
That first day of early spring is such a gift!
Posted 03/09/2023 10:38 AM
Wilda Morris:
Fun! Yesterday was such a day.
Posted 03/09/2023 09:03 AM
Interesting rhyme scheme.
Posted 03/09/2023 09:01 AM
Joan Luther:
Lovely way to ring in spring!
Posted 03/09/2023 08:56 AM
Darrell Arnold:
The rush of spring is one of the great spectacles of life. Sunshine, active, singing birds everywhere, daffodils coming up, along with irises and pasque flowers, trees budding out, optimism abounds. Thank you Janice.
Posted 03/09/2023 08:33 AM
this gem sets the heart a-singing!
Posted 03/09/2023 07:37 AM

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