April Error

Sr. Mary Catherine Vukmanic, OSU

A robin sang “April.”
My heart did the same,
And a calendar hailed
The month of that name.

But nature, distracted,
Mismanaged things so;
She sent with the springtime
Not flower, but snow.

Sr. Mary Catherine Vukmanic entered the order of Ursulines of Pittsburgh following high school graduation. She received her master’s degree from Duquesne University and later her doctorate from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary after joining the Ursulines of Louisville. Her poems have appeared variously in America, Review for Religious, Spirit, etc. Now in retirement, she sees poetry as a form of continuing her work as a teacher… teaching the beauty of God’s creation and the goodness of life.