First Sounds of Spring by Alan S Kleiman

First Sounds of Spring by Alan S Kleiman

First Sounds of Spring and Milk, two wonderful poems by Alan S. Keliman for this wonderful weekend. Enjoy your Spring!

First Sound of Spring…

Worms working their way through the surface chasing robins all over the yard and pussy willows popping the coatings back in splits as the fuzzy parts take hold; crocuses screaming and lilacs sticking their smells into every one’s face like they own the place and then one blue jay saying to a red-wing blackbird where you from cutie pie but in bird language which sounds more like, you know that noise a cloud makes when it is crossing the sky from east to west? That noise.

First Sounds of Spring by Alan S Kleiman

Spring park by George Hodan


And what is reality but a trip itself
I slide through life
Sliced like processed cheese
But I am milk from a cow turned Swiss
See those bubbles you can look through?
I am them
I am the Swiss cheese bubbles gone astray
I no longer stay within the cheese
Locked amidst that yellowy mass
I don’t mind the waxy smells the days I could not see a thing
Only when the strong sun would give a glow to the whole round
And light slipped in to glow the bubbles
I smiled then
I knew then one day I would be sliced open
Cesarean birth
And I would sing yodels from the sunny Alps
Of Wisconsin.
The hills are alive
With the sound of music.

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Alan S. Kleiman is the author of GRAND SLAM, a Collection of Poems published by Crisis Chronicles Press. His poetry appears in numerous magazines and journals including Yareah, Verse Wisconsin, The Criterion, Right Hand Pointing, Camel Saloon, Stone Path Review, and AfricanHadithi. His poems are in anthologies published by Fine Line Press and Red Ocher Press and have been translated into Spanish, Russian, Polish, Norwegian, Danish and Ukrainian. He appeared at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts as a featured poet in the performing arts series. Alan lives in New York City and works as an attorney when not writing poems.

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