The Last of the Frosts

Terry Trainor By Terry Trainor, 20th Jan 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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It's the start of spring and some hardy flowers make their way through frost covered carpets. The leaves on trees begin to bud but it is still very cold.

The Last of the Frosts

On a cold April morning the fields and meadows twinkle and sparkle in a low morning sun,
As cold as the east winds are thick frost glitters from the frozen moisture on the grass,
A lilac stands bold and uncaring it's so fresh and green, thick and bushy very beautiful,
It's no longer clustered with mere buds but flushed with half unclosed snow white leaves,
I stand by this brave little flower the bunches of future blossoms are all there to see.

As the lilac shivers in these early spring mornings it waits patiently for some friends,
A little yellow rose peep out from hard frozen ground, then out she comes for a new year,
The bursting blossoms of an old pear tree gives a lavish promise of beautiful sweet fruit,
And the rose bushes, not only have new leaves but very long red shoots, this chilly April,
A syringa is fully dressed in its pale green leaves, amid them, the buds hang abundantly.

Once again the taccamahac is studded with yellow aromatic and sticky leaves out in the cold,
I walk along the plantations and in the fields, large gummy buds appear from chestnut trees,
They're swelling, bursting out impatiently brightening the wood side, in a bright sunlight,
As they look up towards the cold sun they find a little bit of heat in the suns golden rays,
Even hedges have patches of green spreading in a biting east wind that nips ears and noses.


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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
20th Jan 2013 (#)

Good poem Terry .Still cold , grey and frosty here , but I look forward to Spring when it comes .
Bless you

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author avatar Terry Trainor
20th Jan 2013 (#)

Hi Stella when it's spring I will write winter poems. Thanks for the lovely comment. I have been so busy lately can't find time to write as I would like to.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
21st Jan 2013 (#)

The fight for life and survival is eternal. I am in Asia, in the tropics, and here too I see blades of grass finding its way even within the crevices of concrete pavements and getting trampled upon - siva

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author avatar Terry Trainor
22nd Jan 2013 (#)

Nature is unstoppable my friend

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author avatar Delicia Powers
23rd Jan 2013 (#)

lovely indeed!

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author avatar LOVERME
28th Jan 2013 (#)

before reading this I wondered who FROST??

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