Sunday, April 7, 2013

Another Spring


Sproat Lake forest 


At Real Toads today, the mini challenge is to take a quote from Wordsworth and write a poem. I chose “Come forth into the light of things, Let Nature be your teacher.” 

We emerge from winter,
bleary-eyed as winter bears,
as famished as raccoons,
ready to chatter our joy like bluejays
to welcome the sunlight in.

We watch the buds, 
miraculously formed, just ready to open,
with the wonder of children
pondering the unfathomable
Mystery.

Shedding the weight of winter,
expanding under the spaciousness
of warmth and sky,
away from our stuffy winter rooms,
we perch ourselves on logs,
on chairs, on porches,
lazy and content,
as calm as pumpkins,
to savor the emergence
of yet another spring.


23 comments:

  1. I enjoyed reading this Sherry--spring is wonderful in those cold winter places! I especially loved the idea of being as content as pumpkins! Now there's a goal for me!

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  2. Being a pumpkin is very restful.

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  3. I am looking forward to the emergence of spring ~ It is still cold but slighter getting warmer now ~ Happy week to you ~

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  4. Hi Sherry,

    Longing for the blooms..the changing of seasons.. emergence of the spirit. Enjoyed your write.

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  5. There is a profound sense of reawakening in Spring, not only for the elements of nature but in mankind too.

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  6. Aloha, fellow pumpkins! :-)


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  7. A ripple of unique images leads us in wonder to sit, observe, celebrate. A very special poem indeed!

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  8. Yes, Spring is a time of renewal for both nature and humankind. Lovely imagery, Sherry :)

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  9. I prefer being compared to bears, raccoons and bluejays. But a pumpkin is probably more apt. Love this spring-emergence poem.

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  10. The emergence of another spring IS indeed a wonderful thing to savor!! Beautiful poem, Sherry.

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  11. I love this, Sherry. I had to laugh at Margaret's comment, because I definitely have more in common with a pumpkin than with a bear, a raccoon or a bluejay. LOL
    K

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  12. I love the likening to nature's amazing creatures in our reactions to spring aptly expressed Sherry...I love the part about the Blue Jays...so true!! :)

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  13. Beautiful Sherry! You inspire me to want to be in the autumn and be a calm pumpkin~ This poem made me smile :D

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  14. Oh yes - that's just how it is! Lovely Sherry!

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  15. Sherry, as usual, you take things in nature we normally take for granted and turn them into a cornucopia of gratitude. I knew you'd choose this quote, and so glad you did, my little earth mama. Remember Thoreau: "I'd rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion." Nature beats human-made finery every time! Love, Amy

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  16. "lazy and content,
    as calm as pumpkins,
    to savor the emergence
    of yet another spring."--aww, this unfolds a beautiful spring--nature is truly beautiful:)loved this!

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  17. There's a glorious oneness with nature pervading this. Wordsworth would have approved, I'm sure.

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  18. As we slide into autumn, it is always refreshing to hear the other side blooming into spring!

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  19. Yes... glorious spring... I'm so happy it has finally arrived!

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  20. how can we shed the weight of winter if we are famished like raccoons? THAT IS THE QUESTION. :)
    love this Sherry. just joshin' with ya. xo

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  21. You know it's spring around here when folks start sitting out on the back porch, spittin' watermelon seeds at the chickens.

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  22. A pumkin here today might be a little on the icy side! LOL

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  23. You speak of waking up in spring so beautifully.

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