Spell for Blue Sky on the First Day of Spring
Raven, cross the wind.
Curly willow, clothe your coils
———-in catkins colored yellow.
Crocus, call the sun and drink it down!
Ancient pages of paper birch,
Tara Shepersky is a taxonomist, poet, essayist, and landscape enthusiast, with tangled roots in half a dozen soils of America’s West. She has been previously published by Cascadia Rising Review and The Yearbook Office, and as a guest contributor on the Columbia Land Trust blog. Find her on Twitter @pdxpersky.