Monday, April 23, 2018

splash of spring



snow is 
             melting 
                          butter 
on feet
of willow and pine trees

while sun is sprinkling
fuzzy bubbles of warm soap
in sky

gather me in your safe 
harbor
smell of sagebrush & cool 
peppermint

melding with the sugarcane air
of spring
              splashing 
                             my
                                     face



Posted for dVerse Poets Pub - Quadrille - Hosted by Lillian Hallberg.  This is a 44 word post with the word GATHER.  See you at 3pm EST.   We had a glorious cool spring weekend.  

36 comments:

  1. ooooh..........lovely! Spring splashing my face....smells of sagebrush and cool peppermint. This is beautiful to see it arranged on the page, to read, and to appreciate with my senses too!

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  2. I do love the words of freshness in your spring. We also had a great weekend, but now it's back to rain again.

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  3. A delight for the senses! The ending certainly celebrates the jovial nature of the season. Splash!

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  4. Your poem has a springy kind of shape, Grace - I love it! I also love the smells and sensations it evokes.

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  5. Nice movement in the form of this!

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  6. I love this especially this line- gather me in your safe
    harbor
    smell of sagebrush & cool
    peppermint....I will now how to investigate sagebrush so I know what it smells like. XXX

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  7. It says it is aromatic but it doesn't describe the smell...is it pine..or freshness

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  8. I like the thought of gathering into safety.

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  9. Another view of spring. It's interesting and surprising the different imagery used to describe spring—your peppermint and sugar cane for example would never have occurred to me!

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  10. All those sensory stimulatnts. How delightful.

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  11. A safe harbour to take, with no snow!

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  12. Ah, the smell of sagebrush and peppermint! Always loving the smell of peppermint, I planted a spring by the front door of my last home, not knowing it's a wildly prolific plant. It quickly took over my flower bed, it's roots journeying all over the place! I certainly smelled mint when I opened my front door!

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  13. This is wonderful writing - I particularly like this phrase:

    "spring splashing my face"

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  14. what a gorgeous description of Spring!

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  15. Yum:

    "smell of sagebrush & cool
    peppermint

    melding with the sugarcane air"

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  16. Love your eloquence in crafting so many evocative Spring images!

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  17. melding with the
    sugarcane air of spring

    Can never get over the cool sweet and refreshing drink on a warm day! Nice feeling Grace!


    Hank

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  18. I particularly liked the snow melting on the feet of willow and pine

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  19. Nice poem about Spring. Such an uplifting time of the year.

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  20. I like that visual of the sun as melting butter on the roots of the trees. :)

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  21. I like the whole poem, the sense of melt and splash...the qualities of spring air— sagebrush, peppermint, and sugarcane...

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  22. It is a good write Grace yet Spring around here always portends a different kind of bloom.

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  23. Beautiful imagery...and sense of fragrance ( I can smell the sage!)

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  24. Delightfully delicious Grace, totally yummy!
    Thanks for the wonderful sweetness you have added to my day.
    Anna :o]

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  25. smells conjour memories buried deep, and a feeling of safety is one of those most beautiful feelings

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  26. Just so beautiful, Grace. Snow as melting butter is fantastic.

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  27. A beautiful quadrille Grace, I love the smells and images of Spring, especially 'snow is melting butter on feet of willow and pine trees'

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  28. So good - so sensual, the smells, the sweet richness coming on. Wonderful layout too.

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  29. I really like your use of gather, Grace, and of course, your descriptions. You rule in that department.

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  30. Lovely tribute to oncoming spring. So glad your snow is finally melting.

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  31. Sage and peppermint, for me: healthy smells and summer tea. Cheers!

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  32. You spring is coming to you Grace! I sent it to you by airmail! Loved you sun sprinkling soap bubble clouds!
    dwight

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  33. Love the snow as melting butter. The last line was so refreshing.

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  34. Nature Gathers
    Spring
    Human
    Dreams Travel

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  35. The splash of your words like cold water on my face. Your combination of words here is lovely.

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