Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Colors of spring



late afternoon sun glints mellow yolk
on lime green grass

              fawn lilies, creamy white
              fiesta poppies, burnt copper gold

winter ice recedes, grim ash & bloodless
and now a million flowering bulbs

             starry five petaled primroses
             yellow buttercups, daisies

peek & open,  a concert rifes the air
songs burst in carnival joy rides, drunk with wine

             daffodils, deep orange
             cherry lips pansies

bumblebees are wild with taste of nectar 
& trees become heavy with fruits -

             violets & plump geraniums
             cherry blossoms & blue cornflowers

peaches, strawberries, berries- this season
unfurls hungry for dewdrops & reach of clouds

             yellow trillium & marigolds
             lilacs of palest lavender & mauve 

& i rise to the perfume of flowers
my body's a fountain, a sprawling sky

             lush of colors
             as spring surges in me
          



Artist:   Sunita Khedekar


Posted for D'verse Poets Pub- Poetics - Color me spring ~
Thanks for the visit ~

58 comments:

  1. my body a fountain...smiles...love that...all the nature in this...
    and the way you used the flowers to imbue so much color in this...
    love the intaking of spring...until bursting...
    now, bring on the warmth of it here...ha

    very cool grace...

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    1. Spring is still a long way from here but in mind, its spring, so its spring ~

      Thanks Brian ~

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  2. Grace.. you know the feeling when in anticipation your toes start to wiggle without your knowledge... exactly like that your poem feels for me... and just like the bumblebee I'm wild for spring to come... alas we have a setback and winter is back...

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    1. its actually cold here too Bjorn ~ But I like to think of spring as a frame of mind ~

      I think its important to think of spring blooming in us, regardless of the weather outside which we can't control ~

      And my toes are wiggling, smiles ~

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  3. to use a snipit of both Brian and Bjorn, the spring radiance of color through your creative words and the wiggle of toes like a flower waking from its sleep, this was nice and refreshing. Once again 'Grace-fully' written.

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  4. Nature sure shines through, hopefully spring will soon come due

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  5. love the profusion of flowers and the joy of spring in your lines....nature's way of cheering us up...

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  6. You have me hungering for a breath of spring, Grace. Waiting for daffodils and pansies...but it will definitely be a while.

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  7. yes - yes - yes - yes - yes... spring has started over here... and it just changes everything...people have bright smiles on their face...this spirit of awakening...well captured grace...what a concert indeed...and love the carnival joy rides..

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  8. I live in the foothills, one hour from the snowbanks, deep & blue chilled, yet yes, some flowers, some trees are anticipating the official start of Spring. Your poem is wondrous, perhaps the perfect paean to Spring, one of the best I have ever encountered, and a perfect pitch interpretation of Sunita's sensual painting; great job, Grace!

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  9. This is a lush painting of life and creation, mixes the power of color with images of life. Majestic and overflowing.

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  10. Grace this was a very lush and emboldened poem. Personally I did not care for this art work except one piece that was so different than the rest. >KB

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    1. That is why I left the choice open as writers have different tastes and inclination ~ The prompt though is about colors mostly, that is why I choose the artist ~ Thanks KB ~

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  11. This poem made me think not only of the physical spring that is near, but the emotional spring that signifies rebirth in us all.

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    1. I believe in that emotional spring Keith ~ Thank you ~

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  12. Such a fragrant write... beautiful visuals of the spring accompanied by the colors of these flowers... I really liked the ending. Beautiful write.
    -HA

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  13. This is just awash with color and I want to swim in your words.

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  14. Beautiful engagement of the sense in this, Grace. I hope that, by now, you are getting a taste of Spring up there in Canada. We have a lot of Canadian Snowbird friends down here and they aren't overly anxious to fly (or drive) North.

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    1. Not yet spring here Victoria ~ I don't see any geese around yet as most of them will fly back when the weather is a bit warmer ~ Thanks ~

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  15. Makes me want to eat, smell and spin around .... and then lay in the tender grass.

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    1. I would really like that ~ Thanks Colleen ~

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  16. Well, I was going to say the first couplet was my favorite, but the entire poem is amazing... love the concert and rides, body a fountain...

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  17. Sigh... I am so wishing to be in this place you describe. Beautiful!

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    1. So am I but it is still very cold here ~ Thanks K ~

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  18. Oh hurrah for spring.... I read peaches, strawberries, berries and my mouth started watering! :)

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    1. Now that you mentioned it, me too, smiles ~

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  19. I love all the images...sight..beautiful. :) Thank you for your kind words.

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  20. Hi Grace after the long winter you have had I can see the calling of spring is very strong in your poem with lots of vivid images, colour and the nature of spring featuring prominently. Very well done.

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  21. intoxicating, like wildflowers in a meadow

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  22. I really saw spring in your words! Rich use of color Grace...delicious!

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  23. I really get the feeling from this poem that you like spring! :-) Being a fellow Canadian, I completely understand :-)

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  24. lovely poem filled with color and great images..so many flowers to adore..

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  25. I love how your poem is a spring bouquet! (Although I'm not ready to give up my sweaters yet. I like this long winter.)

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  26. This is an excellent poem. I love the way you've alternated a description of spring with a description of flowers. I enjoyed your spot on description of so many flowers.

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  27. Very nice and colourful valley of flowers.

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  28. This is just a cornucopia of lushness, Grace. The colors of spring flowers and fruits bursting contrasting with the cold that's subsiding...just overflowing wonder!

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  29. a glorious burst of color, Grace ~

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  30. Love that spring surging inside! Great color labels!

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  31. Beautiful Grace! I love flower poems and flowers! :-)

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  32. Rich and luscious poem appealing to all the senses .

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  33. A kaleidoscope of colour with fruits and flowers, truly light and delicious and beautifully worded Grace.

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  34. So well described, that surging of hope eternal in the new season and rebirth of nature and of ourselves!

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  35. Beautiful inroads to welcoming colors of spring. There is so much anticipation to think spring should be just around the corner! Nicely Grace!

    Hank

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  36. Summer around the corner and winter well behind us. Woohoo!

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  37. Seriously Grace? OK everyone has the right to look forward to two weeks of the year, we're destined to go from winter to summer. We're looking at fluctuations between just the arctic and sub arctic for another couple of weeks yet.

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  38. This just explodes with life, vivid color, so beautifully spring-like. Outstanding writing here!

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  39. stunning. I like the italicized lines embedded within. The visual of winter receding as life blooms anew is lovely.

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  40. you capture the riot of colour and all of the diversity of spring life

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  41. Yay! I love the spring that you painted with your words. I am looking forward to that kind of beauty. :-)

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  42. So happy to read your flowing words......thats a feeling in itself....
    so beautiful!!

    I think daydreamer is not here nowadays...I miss her....where is she....?

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  43. Oh, that ending makes me wanna sing!

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  44. Consider me colored in spring, Grace. I love how you did the lines. It was almost like two poems in one. Very clever. Happy Spring!!!!!!! As always, thank you. Have a wonderful weekend =)

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  45. Lovely poem. I cannot believe spring is in the air.

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  46. of this all...i believe my favorite is the carnival rides and the wine...lovely summery things!

    perfectly penned poem of all the wondrous, lively things spring brings back to us!

    stacy lynn mar
    http://warningthestars.blogspot.com/

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  47. Wow...you really bring the image and Spring to life! Beautiful!

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