Poetic Tribute to Whitman, Frost, Hughes, and Sandburg

The dogwood and the lilacs are blooming
Lincoln is long gone
The yard is a living reminder of life

The woods
Dark and dense
Inspire perseverance

The land that needs to be
Needs to be now

And the cat
Whose little feet have been compared to the encroaching fog
Sits oblivious to it all

Paul Cech has been writing poetry since 1970. Several of his poems have been published as Saturday Poems in the Pittsburgh- Post Gazette and the Thomas Merton Center of Pittsburgh has published several of his poems in NewPeople. Read other articles by Paul.