Susannah Habecker © 2018 

Susannah Habecker © 2018 

by George Burns


HOW IS IT


the small fisted buds
on the maple trees
uncurl themselves
against the sky

small
green fingers

turn
so easily
the huge page
of the season

silently turn
this granite mountain
from winter to spring
 


George Burns’ poetry has been published in The Alaska Quarterly Review, The Comstock Review, and Caesura. In 2004, his poem, “Partly Heliotropic,” was the winner of the Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation Poetry Contest. You can see more of his poetry at thepoetryofgeorgeburns.com.