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Author Name: Freecolin skilton 4 Comments
Date Added: March 03, 2021 11:03:54 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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March of Spring
March of Spring

She arrives slowly without being noticed, unobserved, still,
And yet her presence is seen in everything as it changes.
Dark cold sinew suddenly releases and green fingers crawl,
Once dark green now becomes brighter and fresher scent.

The earth rises too in soft and aromatic breath of life whispers,
The urge to rise begins and seed left so barren fill with fire.
Pushing through the now warm soft soil, they look for sunlight,
Raising their heads, now found and to grow and spread again.

And so the catkins form and hang unseen and there suddenly,
A rush of colour and earthy aromatic heady scent fills our senses.
Where once was cold now life pushes away the coat of winter,
Snow may still be there but underneath her refreshing carpet grows.
The magic of spring arrives again and now new life and colour,
Deep yellow and white and reds and bright greens appear again.
How do we miss their coming, or did we not notice her arrival?
Too busy buried against the cold dark harshness of winters cold.

Her cold coat now a burden in the fresh wind of changing air,
As crocus heads smile and daffodils ring out their silent tune.
Await the cry of bluebells and roses sing again of sun and heat,
Subtle  changes slowly and grass grows sweet and lush once more.
The march of spring has begun and will now stand any setbacks,
She rises in the morning dew and sets with the stronger sister sun.
The crescendo of the morning chorus no longer hiding from coldness,
Sweeter than any melody they sing to the coming of warmth once more
Even the rain is sweeter and refreshing, no longer hard and bitter,
The clouds sweep away to reveal a blue coat of happiness above.
Restored to her former glories the sun dances across our path again,
Lost and cloaked in winters hold, she frees herself to fly once more.

Behold the glory and the majesty of the march of spring, arisen, now,
Once more we walk in confident steps, not dragging against the harsh.
Winter walks along side but knows her time is gone and bids farewell,
Nature stretches her curled fingers and sows the seed to flourish, grow.

And the earth smiles and dances, the rites of spring is here once again.

Colin Skilton.
Author's Notes:
As i write this it is still cold here in the UK and elsewhere. Spring in the northern hemisphere is
slowly gliding in but very slowly. after a very dark and dismal winter we need a glorious spring#]and hope that this 
epidemic we find ourselves will lift away so that we can enjoy life once again.
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Comment By: PremiumDan J. Mazurek on April 29, 2021 02:48:28 PM Report

you have a way with words that paint images all over my mind 

love this so flawless


Comment By: FreeJeff on April 19, 2021 03:15:10 PM Report

I really enjoyed this...nice writing style
Comment By: Freenoah count on April 9, 2021 11:32:46 PM Report
You've helped me to feel her subtle warmth. Well done..
Comment By: AdminRichardM on March 3, 2021 11:46:35 PM Report

That's a lovely write, taking the chill right off my vivid memories of this cold winter!

Thanks so much for sharing, Colin!



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