It is the last Thursday in April (how did that happen so quickly?), and today is Poem in Your Pocket Day! That link will lead you to the Academy of American Poets website and their page on this annual celebration of poetry, so click on over if you'd like to learn more. The basic idea behind this event is to share poetry, typically with a poem that's short enough to fit in your pocket (I guess because short poems often seem more accessible).
Today I'm doing something brave: I'm sharing a poem I wrote myself. I used to write a lot of poetry as a child and teenager (and most of it, as you might expect, was angst-y and filled with teenager-type stuff), but I haven't written any in years. I guess you could say I've been inspired by all the poetry I've been reading this month because I've found myself jotting phrases down here and there. This is a short one, as befitting the occasion, and it was inspired by the first Thursday of this month (and I even have a photo from that day to set the mood).
On Arising to Snow on the First of April
Though the flakes float down,
Spring flowers are still blooming
And birds greet the day.
(c) Sarah Jordan, 2021