Jeepers Creepers; Hear Those *Peepers!

We know now that it’s Spring at last

Especially when all the snow is past—

It’s here because the birds all sing

And new birds come each day on the wing

But when we hear the evening song

Of all those peepers who sing along

For joy that winter cold is gone—

That sunlight breaks anew each dawn

 

That ice turns to water and rivers start to run

That squirrels and chipmunks chase for fun

That the blue herons come back to feed

Standing still in tall pond weed—

The winter cannot keep its grasp

As snow and ice and freezing winds are past—

The peepers are here to sing and remind us

That Spring and Summer are not behind us

But in front and full of warmth and flowers

Tree leaves, grassy earth and sunny bowers—

We all can smile and say

As one to one each day:

“Jeepers creepers! Hear those peepers!”

 

*From Wikipedia: The spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) is a small chorus frog widespread throughout the eastern United States and Canada. They are so called because of their chirping call that marks the beginning of spring.

 

 

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