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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 6, Number 2, June 2012


Carol Pearce-Worthington
New York City, New York, USA

Sweet Springtime

cornfields to the horizon
the crow calls . . .

A motionless Wisconsin summer day. The door clings to broken hinges. Sunlight heats the roof of the old barn that has already had more than its share of years and heat and rain. A barely recognizable harness, cracked, broken, adheres to a nail on the wall. Even cobwebs do not stop us. While we sing Welcome Sweet Springtime, my sister and I tap-dance on the dirt floor. Welcome sweet springtime (shuffle-ball change) we greet thee with song (grapevine front back front back) flowerets awaken (shuffle-ball change) burst into view (grapevine back to where you came from front to back again) . . .

dim light
grandpa's gone
the horses too



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