April 2016


by Barbara Lydecker Crane


    From specks of eggs inert a year

and forest floors gray-brown and seer,

            beetle legs creep.


    Past pebbles ground by sea to sand

and seaweed fronds by current fanned,

            silver scales leap.


    In winds that swell and buffet seas,

through April lace of branching trees,

            white wings sweep.


    The seasons, sun and sea are skeins

that weave new life from roots and veins

            and unseen sources deep.  


Zero Gravitas and ALPHABETRICKS are Barbara Lydecker Crane’s chapbooks, available on Amazon. She has published over 100 poems–humorous or serious (or sometimes both)– in poetry journals and anthologies, including recent or forthcoming work in Atlanta Review, First Things, Light and Parody