Rhythmic raindrops

On rooftop resound

Piccolo chirps from

Crickets by the pond

Wind rustling leaves

Brush-sticks on snare

Double bass thunder

Rattling the air

Caw-caw of crow

Trumpets in the trees

Syncopated patters

Drip from hanging eaves

Hautboy — the oboe

In duck calls abound

Soft muted horn

Pigeon on the ground

Brown wren trilling

Flautist on the wing

Bumblebees buzzing

Bow on viol string

What an orchestration

Set in nature’s key

Joyful sounds of spring —

An April symphony


— Sandra Fischer