2015 Poetry Theme Challenge

#07 Songs of Spring




Thank you to everyone who took up the last challenge. Now we nearly into Spring in the Northern Hemisphere and as I was out walking yesterday the changes in the seasons made itself known with a group of squirrels playing chase in the trees and wild daffodils blooming on the bank of the stream. In the background the birds were singing. The challenge this time is to capture the signs of Spring that sing to you in poetic form



Songs of Spring



Terry Clithereo

Autumn and Spring
Garden of Love
Jungles

Divena Collins

Spring Maiden



Terry Clitheroe

Autumn and Spring

He was in autumn and she was late spring
I can do much better what will this frump bring.
The first time they met she didn't see a prize
Then suddenly she saw the look in his eyes
Tenderness, caring taking away her chilly
Hell! She thought, and surrendered completely.

Now she is his summer though he's winter
Now he takes his time he's not a sprinter
I could not do any better than this she thinks
As they sit together in the firelight with drinks
She sees the warm caring look in his eyes
Warm, caring love she feels without surprise.

And she thinks, "how lucky I am"
He is mine completely.




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Garden of Love

Don't build a wall of stone around your heart
Sometimes it's only temporary lovers part
Rather throw away all your masons tools
And stop behaving like two silly fools
Tear down the bricks and seek the sun
And realise your lover is your true one

Take up the garden spade and build a bower
In there let grow any type of loving flower.
Scent them with thee and the scent of love
What greater inducement could be thereof.
Nurture them with tears from within your heart
Promising to your lover that you'll never part.

From time to time, a thorn shall pierce thee
Say not thy pain too loud or let it cause misery.
The flowers shall grow redder and more scented
And together your love will feel more contented.
With that thought what more do you need know
Like the scent of the flowers,love will grow.

When the seasons darken as they must with time
Feelings to each other will become so sublime.
Seek rest with thy love together in thy bower
As you kiss finally feel all of your loves power.
Gather him to you, place his head on your breast.
With the moon alight, shall ye seek your rest.



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Jungles

How freer's the jungle of reality
Home amongst the hardwood trees?
The energy's seeping back into me
In this shelter I can do as I please.

Home amongst the hardwood trees
Civilisation's left a bitter scar.
In this shelter I can do as I please
Here I will build my final gunyah.

Civilisation's left a bitter scar
The wounds're in the jungle of my mind.
Here I will build my final gunyah
And rest till eternal peace I find.



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Divena Collins

Spring Maiden

Gone is the winter solstace as comes Spring
A maiden awakens to hark birds that sing
The last of the winter winds blow her hair
Breathing the scent of Spring thro' the air
Floral garlands bend the ladened bough
As buds escape the ploughmans plough.

Far past the winds that bring snow and sleet
A warm sun shall awaken as spring shall meet
Tiny seedlings of corn and of barley sheaves
Within a down trodden soil of fading leaves
As rampant boughs awaken in spring time
It shall be now that all seasons may rhyme.

Spring time shall nurture all that has passed
That lies fallen within earth of winters cast
To arise like a maiden that beckons spring
As spirits of the past return upon the wing
But It is spring that shall awaken us all
When the cuckoo answers our final call.

Spring is the season for blissful lovers
That lay as content within the clovers
As comely maidens let down their hair
'Tis for spring seasons that lovers share
The warmth of breath shall flow within
Whispers of love may not speak of sin.



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