What Spring Wants

So you’ve trudged through

the days of absent snow

Feeling close to the feeling

of closing down for good

*

When you chance upon

a snowdrop clump

Heads bowed in wind-blown

diffidence

*

And you greet it as a sycophant

Over-praising its wise beauty

Egged on by your relief

the seasons might re-cycle after all

*

Inhale, as bluebell forests

lay down their modest promise

in hope the gnomes’ wet mouths

will moisturize the earth

*

In every park the chintzy blooms

(outliving the doom of staring blank into a soul that sees no flowers)

flirt into hearts

Floaty petals coasting

*

Brash Summer brings with Carnival

the blight of white-toothed smiles

Bright show-time lights

for the Optimist

*

While Spring shrinks shy

of admiration

Daffodils a pound a bunch

For the tired, Resurrection

*

At her patron saint Diana

she faintly winks

Her full skirts starched by

Winter’s vital misery

*

Boast and Brag are not her story

Just the reflected glory

of your candyfloss gratitude;

recognition of your rescue

*

More than crocus-focused worship

Spring’s dry desire is

The abject homily

of your blossoming

 

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9 Comments

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9 responses to “What Spring Wants

  1. Some great word-painting – love ‘crocus-focused’ 🙂

  2. mumbo

    Hmm, perhaps I will. Thank you so much, Christine! x

  3. Deadline 15th for this year’s competition – see their website for details! Good luck! x

  4. I meant 15th June – sorry! Plenty time …

  5. mumbo

    Brilliant! Thank you, Christine. xx

  6. Barry Linnane

    that was rather lovely even for a man with no ear or nose for poetry

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