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A Breath of Spring


What sweet delight the sight of you instils
In this tired soul borne low by winter’s grey.
You cheer my heart, bright golden daffodils
While lighting Spring upon her fragrant way.

Late frost and misty rain bear lesser chills
When, undeterred, pale primrose coyly smiles
At shimm’ring snowdrops flounced in green-striped frills,
While verdant nature flaunts her latest styles.

From catkinned branch brisk robin jaunty trills
A counterpoint to softly crooning dove.
Warm sunshine smiles on swelling buds and fills
Anticipating hearts with thoughts of love.

Sweet season, softly scented, come at last
To lift our souls once more, now Winter’s passed.

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It was good to read and accompanied by a lovely photograph, we're seeing butterflies, ladybirds and plenty of bees in the garden, the beautiful weather is bringing them out, not fair as they are allowed over the fences and hedgerows, sigh.....

8 Apr, 2020


Well Bumble, that really was a breath of fresh air! I looked it up to see who wrote it but it wasn't there. Is it original?

9 Apr, 2020


Hi Stera! Thanks for reading my humble offering, penned by yours truly. Glad you enjoyed it. :)

9 Apr, 2020


I did. You caught the atmosphere nicely! I wondered why if felt familiar - just realised its the same metre as Gray's elegy!

9 Apr, 2020


I didn't realise that. How clever of you. It's just a simple sonnet, which is a form that can lend itself to some very expressive poetry.

10 Apr, 2020

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