Valerie Dohren

(13 January 1947 / Southport)

Aspects of Spring


See the flowers softly blooming
All the trees, new leaves to bear
Nature's beauty thus unfurling
As we breathe the honeyed air

Early now the sun is rising
Spreading light across the ground
Birds are nesting in the branches
Hear them sing, the sweetest sound

Gone is winter's cloak of darkness
Farewell to that season's chill
Welcome now the warmth of Springtime -
Hail the saffroned daffodil

Lifeless grass begins to flourish
Coloured crocus grace the scene
Fallowed land is now new seeded
April showers - all is green

In sweet fields, new lambs are prancing
Up and down, in gay delight
Soft white fleeces bathed in sunshine
Such a splendid, beauteous sight

Young love blossoms in the arbours
Two entwined as clinging vine
Eyes that meet in warm enchantment
Lips as red as seasoned wine

Yellow chicks and eggs of chocolate
Easter bunnies - children smile
Happiness is all around you -
Take your time and stay awhile

Submitted: Friday, March 15, 2013
Edited: Friday, March 15, 2013

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  • Veteran Poet - 4,443 Points * Sunprincess * (12/30/2013 7:32:00 AM)

    this is such a lovely write....it is now winter here and i long for spring
    to come quickly...you have captured spring's essence so beautifully.. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,874 Points Sashka Salvatore (5/27/2013 1:56:00 PM)

    This reminds me of something William Wordsworth would have written.... nature, beauty... haven upon Earth. Lovely poem :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 709 Points Ken E Hall (3/28/2013 2:55:00 AM)

    Yellow chicks and eggs of chocolate wonderful line for Easter...natures beauty in this poem a pleasure to read and read again. I luv chocolate and this poem! ...regards (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 315 Points Paul Brookes (3/27/2013 5:01:00 AM)

    Beautiful................a shame we're still stuck in Winter Iook forward to your described Spring with much antisipation. BB : O) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 521 Points Unwritten Soul (3/25/2013 4:59:00 AM)

    It really refreshing just like spring...i hear the river flows and green curling up from the ground..so nice! ! ! _Soul (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 717 Points Thomas A Robinson (3/23/2013 11:38:00 PM)

    Still winter here but the promise of spring is everywhere.
    One more week of cold weather and I think winter will be done.
    And I am looking forward to your described spring. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,074 Points Hazel Durham (3/22/2013 4:37:00 PM)

    The sheer joy and beauty of the arrival of spring in all it's glory is written in spellbinding style!
    Brilliant write! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 14 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (3/21/2013 2:24:00 AM)

    My heart is bouncing with happiness to read your wonderful poem on the Aspects of Spring.An impeccable lovely write with rhyme and rhythm which captures the heart. GREAT, VALERIE! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 41 Points Meena Mustafa (3/20/2013 12:48:00 PM)

    My hats off to you for a brilliant write :) It's better than the one written on Daffodills by Williams W. :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 33 Points Dorothy- A. Holmes (3/17/2013 12:18:00 PM)

    When I vote my 10 my comment disappeared. sooo here goes again...a most enjoyable verse. Thank you for the invitation to read. Thank you for sharing.

    Dorothy
    A Poet Who Loves To Sing

    (I invite you to read my Ode To Eloise) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 909 Points Anthony Di''anno (3/15/2013 7:58:00 AM)

    Absolutely adorable Val. You have painted a gorgeous picture of the delights of spring.
    This is going straight into my list of favourite poems.
    Your words have lightened my spirit. Thank you (Report) Reply

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