Has the Spring Sprung

Terry Trainor By Terry Trainor, 22nd Dec 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Having trouble getting of to sleep thoughts buzz around my old head. I begin to think about the seasons and wonder has spring sprung.

Has the Spring Sprung

Can't seem to get off to sleep tonight, thoughts buzzing around my old head,
It's dark and quiet, the cat has gone out and the street lights have gone out too,
The odd car passes by maybe coming home from friends or a night on the town,
Could be on the way back from a restaurant a Chinese, or picking up family?

Looking at the calender I see we are getting into mid March and days are longer,
Could it be that the winter has lost its sharp teeth and the might of frosts gone,
A thousand welcomes to Spring but it cannot bring back youth or thicken my hair,
Or enable us to offer the first gathered violets to dear souls in their heavens.

The fowled of the farm yard lay, the pheasants crow in the copse the ring dove coos,
The linnet and the gold finch sing while man looks to fences and drains and water levels,
Next is ploughing and sowing, pruning and planting and talking of good years gone,
Sprimg stirs all with her mighty influence from the depths of the soil and heart.

So spring is with us and she will throw off one dark and gloomy coat after another,
And spring will chase away winter with his hardly wrinkled face and keen eye for beauty,
It is marxh rough yet pleasent, vigorous and strong with hope and strength and lovely voice,
His gales will come rushing and sounding over forest and lea and shake nature wide awake.

The tacamahac shows off its long furry green catkins, the mezereon its clustered blossoms,
Then the splendid red China rose unfolds itself to the fresh air, and green pastures return,
Coltsfoot and cardamine embellish old fallows and the star of Bethlehem gleams in the woods,
Crocus spreads around like a purple flood over the old established meadows, spring is sprung.

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Spring Flowers, Spring Images, Spring Poems, Spring Time, Spring Weather, Springtime, Sprinting

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author avatar Terry Trainor
I am a Poet.
My passion is to write about nature and the history of nature.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
22nd Dec 2012 (#)

It's a lovely thought , but my feet are cold , so Spring hasn't sprung round here yet .

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author avatar Terry Trainor
23rd Dec 2012 (#)

If your feet are cold you can lend my shoes

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
23rd Dec 2012 (#)

I might end up in Hollywood too - tap dancing with George Cloony. as well - so I'll settle for a pair of woolly socks instead .

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
22nd Dec 2012 (#)

lovely words Terry ... and thank you

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author avatar Terry Trainor
23rd Dec 2012 (#)

Thank you CN it's goog when a fantastic poet gives great feedback.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
23rd Dec 2012 (#)

Nature rejuvenates us, keeps us on our toes, surprises us, never fails us. Great description - siva

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author avatar Terry Trainor
23rd Dec 2012 (#)

Thank you my dear friend

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author avatar LOVERME
23rd Dec 2012 (#)

beautiful words Terry

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author avatar Terry Trainor
23rd Dec 2012 (#)

Thank you LOVERME

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
23rd Dec 2012 (#)

How do you know the car was - odd ? - the street lights were out with the cat ... You should never have lent me your shoes Terry ...
Bless you .

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author avatar Terry Trainor
24th Dec 2012 (#)

This is because I have a camera obscura in my bedroom

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
28th Dec 2012 (#)

The plot thickens !
Odd cars , cats out with street lights and you flashing in your bedroom . The mind boggles !

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author avatar Terry Trainor
24th Dec 2012 (#)

This is because I have a camera obscura in my bedroom

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
24th Dec 2012 (#)

Excellent

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