What Bird – National Poetry Month Day 3 with Bonnie McClellan

Welcome to day three of National Poetry Month.  Today I am pleased to present fellow WordPress blogger and  poet Bonnie McClellan.  Her blog contains many of her expressive poems as well as poems from other participants in International Poetry Month in February.  Check those out on her link below.  Enjoy!


The locust tree begins:
scarlet thorns, greening branches.

Impatient spring slips wetly
the van der Waals bonds
of this weak winter.

Time, time, time,
wasted in blank tasks:
showers, flossing, the recycling of newspapers.

I forget what bird I saw this morning.


Bonnie McClellan is a poet from Northeastern Texas who has been living in Italy for the last seven years. She enjoys trying to translate what she sees in a country almost suffocated by its own history into the broad, open cadences of English. More of her poetry can be found at her website: http://bonniemcclellan.wordpress.com/tag/my-work/

Paper publications: CCWriter:Magazine of creative nonfiction, short stories, poetry and Art, Summer 2006; Duck Soup: Magazine of Creative Expression, Fall 2006; Versitude, May, August and November of 1998.

 Web publications: Blood Orange Review, August 2009; Bolts of Silk April 2009 and August 2010; DotTom Cafe (2000-2009 various dates).

2 responses to this post.

  1. Reblogged this on Bonnie McClellan's Weblog and commented:
    To help Sonyarehn celebrate National Poetry Month (Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996 to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture) I offered this poem, there will be new poems every day throughout April so if you’re feeling deprived after the end of IPM, please visit sonyarhen.wordpress.com to enjoy what her blog has to offer.


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