Monday, March 2, 2015

Somewhere Beyond...March 2: Slice of Life Challenge


Somewhere Beyond...
video



Somewhere beyond

frozen--

a single bunny

stretches

long legs,

leaps

and nibbles

on clover

and clusters

of wild purple

flowers.


And somewhere else--

the tip

of a single pink

crocus pops

and

pushes its way

up

through frigid

ground;


A peeper,

long buried,

erupts

in a melted

swamp

below;


And velvety soft

fiddleheads

unfurl.


A flock of birds

take flight,

making an eager

return.


Soon pale aqua,

and soft speckled

beige eggshells

appear in

nests cradled

in tall trees.


And trees, newly bursting in

brilliant green--

wave,

like soft flags

in a gentle breeze.


Somewhere

Spring,

a long forgotten

story,

is ready...
 
and a new page,

filled with color

and warmth

and birth

and celebration

is about to

begin.





4 comments:

Katy Collins said...

Your poem was the perfect pairing to the adorable video you had at the top! It's clear from your blogs that you are hoping spring comes soon, and I hope it for you! I loved the careful line breaks and precise word choice as you crafted your slice!

gael lynch said...

Thank you, Katy! I am craving Spring...winter has settled in here in a big way! Looking forward to reading your work as well!

Leigh Anne Eck said...

This descriptive poem makes me wish spring was here. I can feel it, and I can see it as I read your words. We are expecting freezing rain tonight so I guess I shall have to wait a little longer. Sigh...

gael lynch said...

Leigh Anne, I feel your pain! It's snowing like crazy here, but initially they'd said rain. A foot is predicted for Wednesday into Thursday! Yikes!

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