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Author Name: FreeFireHam 6 Comments
Date Added: February 12, 2009 13:02:10 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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February's Quickening Moon

February’s Quickening Moon


February’s full moon heralds that winter is coming to a close.

Spring is born and nature puts on her vividly colored clothes.

The Quickening or the renewal of all things has begun.

The inpatient earth welcomes the warmth of the sun.


Migratory birds return and trees begin to flower.

Hear the symphony of nature’s awesome power

And below the surface life begins to stir.

Winter’s bitter hold can no longer deter.


Soon sweaters and overcoats can be hung in the closet.

The world longs for the warmth of spring’s first deposit.

Before too long, it will be spring planting season.

And children look to the playground for some reason.


With the coming of spring, as is always anticipated,

Creatures great and small are becoming twitterpated.

Migratory birds return and the trees begin to flower.

Listen to the symphony of nature’s awesome power.


Harold McLelland


Author's Notes:
I have loved observing the moon the past few nights.
With a quick search, I found there is a name for this particular moon.

The "Quickening Moon" marks a new beginning.
I hope everyone enjoys my poem.
Take some time to observe nature's magnificent performance.
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Comment By: FreeAngel on February 16, 2009 09:19:07 AM Report
Beautiful dear friend.


Love Angelxx

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on February 13, 2009 09:23:36 AM Report
Very beautiful as always.... I am ready for Spring .
I hate the cold weather on my old bones...
 I have missed you my dear friend...
Hugs ~ She Whispers

Comment By: FreeWendy Dudek on February 12, 2009 08:33:50 PM Report
Well, THIS creature is certainly twitterpated! Just reading your poem I could feel the sun's warmth on my skin and smell the grass growing. A beautiful poem ... thanks, I needed that reminder that winter is nearly over!!
Comment By: FreeAlison Storm Wolf on February 12, 2009 02:30:55 PM Report

LOVE the moon and certainly yearn for spring

Ali x

Comment By: FreeButterfly on February 12, 2009 01:31:43 PM Report
I love have done a wonderful job here writing this beautiful poem!



Comment By: FreeLady Dragonwyck on February 12, 2009 01:23:32 PM Report
Hi Ham:  I have also noted the magnificent Moon this last week and your poem so richly brings all to the surface.  GREAT vivid writing, per your usual. 

Lady D


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