Spring’s calendar of events

March evening storm
I
Blowing hot and cold, angry lovers
rush into each others arms, sparking
into existence their lightning filled
children, giants towering over the land.
Cumulonimbus pillars roiling with winds
and voices of thunder deep
shaking the still naked trees, pounding
aprils warming ground with vernal
tantrums and hailstones, cold and blue.

II
All this begatting and begetting
awash in the fundamental forgetting
of winter just passed
and springs just springing.
April’s hallelujah of re-creation intones
warming air saturated in pheromones .

III
Shedding my skin, casting off
the detritus of all winters,
I scrub the windows of my eyes
to reveal what was once true
and what I choose to be truly now.
Marked by a blue streak
across my forehead, tattooed
no more by the past.
With merlin, I grow younger
and declare-
I am spring.

17 thoughts on “Spring’s calendar of events

  1. Very rich work Kathleen – I especially enjoyed your finish:
    “….Marked by a blue streak
    across my forehead, tattooed
    no more with the past.
    With merlin, I grow younger
    and declare-
    I am spring.” Terrific and confident stuff… With Best Wishes Scott http://www.scotthastie.com

  2. Beautiful! You know, in spring I always feel younger… That last stanza says it all. “I am Spring” too at this season of the year. I think we ALL are!

  3. “Cumulonimbus pillars roiling with winds
    and voices of thunder deep
    shaking the still naked trees, pounding
    aprils warming ground with vernal
    tantrums and hailstones, cold and blue.”

    “With merlin, I grow younger
    and declare-
    I am spring.”

    I love the way you have captured and painted the season with your words. Simply beautiful!

  4. i am spring… very cool. and the growing younger with merlin… a season of new birth… spring is my fav season… and yeah… it’s just springing over here as well… the cherry trees blossoming… i could get high on spring…smiles

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