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Author Name: Freemysterious light 2 Comments
Date Added: April 05, 2018 19:04:29 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Now, spring/Old lace

Now, spring, will you quicken your pace?

You don’t look good in winter’s old lace –

Tell it to put it into its rusty old chest,

Tell the spring bird to seek a place for its nest.

Tell the passerby to smile and take off his scarf

Tell the driver to wash his car till it shines

Reflecting the sun and the blue sky with rare clouds

And me, I will find my sunglasses, clean them and wear them

To also reflect the sun.

… Ah, spring, will you, will you quicken your pace?

I heard winter has played its many jokes, all gloomy

And unbecoming

To the confused, fragile human race.

I don’t know if there’s a lot you can do, but spring,

I’m so used to believing in you.

The sun shines, the birds sing,

The snow melts to expose everything –

Dirt and garbage and flowers alike.

This is how it should be, this is life.

Do tear off that cover of old lace,

Show that dear imperfect face.

Stir awake, stir us up,

Let us drink of your cup

Your good cheer, your sweet tears,

Your sad smiles, gentle songs

Of the hopes yet to come

Of all that is gone,

Wash us clean, wash us bright,

Fill our eyes with your light,

 

To reflect the sun from now on.

Author's Notes:
So, the air is filled with this damp smell, the white blanket in the backyard has shrunk, and is all covered in grey dust; the huge ice cone that hung over my front porch broke off. Cats scream, mugpies chatter - this must be spring.
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Comments:
Comment By: PremiumDan J. Mazurek on April 18, 2018 12:27:09 PM Report

Wow you shine a light like the sun on this beautiful poem. not only did you expose the flowers waiting there turn among the dirt and garbage you show me a heart birthing another wonderful poem . So I went outside to say I am ready to witness the glories of creation to confirm God's hand .


thank you


dan


Comment By: PremiumDean on April 17, 2018 08:10:15 AM Report

You made the Spring very delicious Helen, and indeed it should be, if we didn't have all the recent misery imposed upon humanity by the warmongers:(

Nonetheless, it'll be even more delicious if you listened to Vivaldi's Spring concerto while reading this.

~Dean





 


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