Sunday, August 7, 2011

Spring Is

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Spring is not allegory. It is weighed
in density of sound from drunken bees,
intensity of sky, contrast of shade
and glinting leaf, the whisper brush of breeze

against my sleeveless skin; and it is seen
in swooping jay’s blue stitchery that sews
pure cherry blossom white to tender green.
Spring is the sun-baked boards beneath bare toes,

strawberries tart on tongue, the first warm night
that lilac scent, as thick as honey pours
through opened windows, moths around the light
and filmy dust of pollen on the floors.

Don’t try to find a meaning or define,
For spring is real
and here
and now
and mine!


Rinkly Rimes said...

Every Spring must be such a pleasurable experience for you since you feel things so deeply.

Nara Malone said...

Overflowing with springs pleasures. I can fell those sun-baked boards beneath my bare toes.

Andy said...

Hello. I'm visiting from Sunday Scribblings.
This is such a vivid poem.
I would swap the intense heat and humidity of summer for spring any day.


keith hillman said...

How delightful, you truly are an artist who uses words to paint a picture.

Maggie May said...

That is so beautiful. Sometimes we carry Spring in our hearts. It is my favourite season.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Mad Kane said...

What a lovely poem!
Madeleine Begun Kane

oldegg said...

Reading your words I was able to breathe in the scent of spring and felt that warm embrace of nature's fecundity. A wonderful poem.

keith hillman said...

I enjoyed this every bit as much as the last time I commented.Wonderful words. I love the thought of drunken bees.

Belva Rae Staples said...


Dee Martin said...

such gorgeous imagery - I loved it!

Nanka said...

Coming from Sunday Scribblings and you have found a great thing to be here today!! Actually this month of October for us here is more like spring after the four month long Monsoon :) birds,bees butterflies fruits in the market in plenty and mild breezes!! You have captured our region beautifully!!

Roan said...

I love how you brought spring to life for me, even though here we are awaiting winter. Simply wonderful.

jaerose said...

I love the breeze on shirtless can be glorious feeling the weather..wonderful post..Jae

Susie Clevenger said...

You have me feeling "spring." You have described the glory of spring so beautifully.

Morning said...

agree, love spring.