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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Write in the POETRY genre (05/17/07)

TITLE: Spring Comes Softly
By Beverly Caviness
05/20/07


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Spring comes softly
One tiny bud at a time
Bursting lifeless branches
Into fragrant bloom

From the dead mass
Of last year's vegetation
Green blades poke their heads
Until the whole yard is colored green

Dandelions scattered
Across the lawn like gold coins
Waiting to be plucked up
By loving little hands

Spring comes softly
Only the robin with cocked head
Can hear the earthworm and
Retrieve it for breakfast.

Purple crocuses awake
From their long winter nap
Splashing color here and there
And spring comes softly

In new meadow growth
Wobbly legged colts
Follow their mothers
Staying close to their dinner

In the old red barn
In the sweet smelling hay
A mother cat licks her
New born kittens

And spring comes softly as
Apple blossom's fragrances
Fill the orchard air
Delighting the honey bees

Overhead a flock of geese
Call out from their V
Formation as they head north
Celebrating spring

Spring comes softly
Gardeners plant tiny seeds
Into the earth and wait
The birth of a new harvest

Everywhere we witness
The resurrection story
New life from the dead
New hope - new beginnings

And spring comes softly.


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Rita Garcia05/25/07
Love the title and this painting of spring!
Verna Cole Mitchell 05/25/07
One of my favorites for the imagery of the new birth of spring!
Julie Arduini05/26/07
The imagery is so beautiful I can smell the flowers and grass. Very well done, you are very good at this genre!
Dee Yoder 05/28/07
Wonderful word pictures from beginning to end. A colorful description of spring.
Sharlyn Guthrie05/28/07
Gorgeous descriptions here. I think this would be especially appealinig to children. Nice job!
Rhonda Clark 05/28/07
Wonderful imagery. I could feel the earth waking up. Good job.
Jacquelyn Horne05/29/07
Wonderful account of the awakening of Spring.
Leigh MacKelvey05/30/07
I was impressed with the absense of abstract words, which could so easily be written into a spring poem. Good concrete wording and description all through!
BTW, my poem is right under yours and there are a few "spring poem" comments left thetre for you by mistake!