Martha Deborah Hall, Poetry

May Day, 2013

by Martha Deborah Hall

I open all my windows and doors, blast Bocelli singing con te partiro. Let’s dance around our Maypoles, let the breeze sashay in. Driveway snow has been ferreted. Dogwood blossoms graciously undulate in the yard. I log off my computer. May’s file is alive. I find myself humming, “I’ll see you again whenever spring breaks through again.” At my garden gate, I smear some May dew from a daffodil on my palm and enter.


Photograph by Linda J Thomas



Contributors, Martha Deborah Hall

Martha Deborah Hall

Martha Deborah Hall’s poems appear in numerous journals including, Bellowing Ark, Common Ground Review, Las Cruces, Old Red Kimono, Tale Spinners, Tapestries, The Poets’ Touchstone, and Watch the Eye. She was the winner of the 2005 John and Miriam Morris Memorial Chapbook contest for her collection Abandoned Gardens and a semi-finalist in the 2007 Concrete Wolf Chapbook contest. Martha has published numerous poetry books through Plain View Press and WordTech Communications, including: Inside Out, published and nominated for a Pushcart Award in 2011, and The Closing, the Opening, a semi-finalist in the 2012 Word Works Washington Prize. Her most recent books include Tears, Tunnels to Up-Country, and In My Cottage. Hall holds degrees from Ohio Wesleyan University and Columbia University, and lives in Amherst, New Hampshire.

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