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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Season(s) of a year or life (01/13/11)

TITLE: Lady Springtime
By Verna Cole Mitchell
01/18/11


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With weary Winter’s final gasp,
He shuffles off to bed,
And Lady Springtime tiptoes in
To govern in his stead.

Harbinger robin is the first
To tell of her arrival
While pecking ‘neath the crusty snow
In search of his survival.

The sun’s rays are much warmer now
That Lady Springtime’s here,
And birds begin to build their nests
And sing sweet songs of cheer.

Soft rains will come to wash away
The last of snow’s remains
And soften earth’s cracked surfaces
From Winter’s icy stains.

The creeks, long frozen, soon will thaw
And burble on their way,
As animals, asleep in dens,
Then come outdoors to play.

The trees will don fresh robes again
In varied shades of green,
And leafy shrubs and prickly plants
Will join their verdant scene.

From God’s gigantic palette, filled
With every tint and hue,
He’ll paint pastel and brilliant buds,
Which make a grand debut.

The sky’s a brighter color here
In Lady Springtime’s world
As banner of God’s care of earth
In beauty is unfurled.


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Patricia Herchenroether01/20/11
Real cute. I love the next to the last stanza-God's palette of paints.
Beth LaBuff 01/20/11
I love your opening alliteration, "With weary Winter's…" "Lady Springtime" is beautiful poetry! Your meter is so perfect and I love your images!
Yvonne Blake 01/21/11
If spring were a person, it would definitely be a lady. This is a personification.
Henry Clemmons01/22/11
I loved this. I could read it silently, outloud, or even sing it and it is brilliant each time. Very beautiful, love your voice. It is always full of the love you have for your subject. Standing ovation!
Laury Hubrich 01/22/11
I forgot for a second we're in the dead of winter. Brrr. Nice poem. I can't wait til Lady Springtime waltzes back into the land!
Allison Egley 01/22/11
I like this. Great job with the rhyme and meter. I especially love the last lines.
Connie Dixon01/22/11
I feel so much better now that you've reminded me of the hope that Spring brings. Great rhythm in this piece. Good job!
Carol Penhorwood 01/22/11
Absolutely beautiful, as always. A word artist at work!
Carol Slider 01/23/11
I always love reading your beautiful poems. A wonderful poem for those cold winter nights when one longs for the return of "Lady Springtime." Loved it!
Rachel Phelps01/23/11
Lovely, lyrical and lilting. Excellent!
Author Unknown01/23/11
beautiful. that about sums it up.
Colin Swann01/24/11
Absolutely lovely!
Sarah Elisabeth 01/25/11
Ah, what lovely imagery!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 01/25/11
This is lovely. It reminded me of something that could have been written 100 years ago or more. It was just so peaceful and sweet.
Mona Purvis01/25/11
Just wonderful. I relate to your poetry style and love every line written in this one.
Very special.
Benjamin Graber01/27/11
Beautiful! This flows very well, and the imagery is excellent!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 01/28/11
Congratulations for placing in the top 30 overall!