just a few weeks before Spring….

spring daisy 2012

Just a few weeks before Spring….

Daylight Savings Time returns,
moving into the house
like the ladybugs appearing
from wherever they fly in the fall.
Springing ahead, we sacrifice our hour
to Spring’s equinoxal arrival.

Longer daily expressions of sun and warmth
will fill in all the gaps of autumn’s failures
and winter’s cold shoulder.
We sweep the seasonal path clean
for our long awaited friend,
her good nature
is always a welcomed interruption in our conversation,
filled with light laughter
and only the occasional threat
of violent storms.

But we forgive her all things when her skies dawn clear-
the color of bluebird wings
and a robin’s perfectly tinted egg-
joyfully raising our pale wintery faces to the warm sun
for the first kiss of sweet Spring.

17 thoughts on “just a few weeks before Spring….

  1. I’m glad I don’t live where winters are severe, but I see I also miss out on the great joy of returning Spring.

  2. “Longer daily expressions of sun and warmth
    will fill in all the gaps of autumn’s failures
    and winter’s cold shoulder.”

    Love that!

  3. I love those ending lines, I have been waiting for the first kiss of sweet spring ~ she is one good natured and long awaited friend, smiles ~

  4. It seems we are all thinking about he arrival of spring as you so eloquently have written it here….’joyfully raising our pale wintery faces to the warm sun for the first kiss of sweet Spring.’ I patiently await its arrival soon.

  5. I haven’t seen a robin’s egg in a long long time, but I remember the beauty and delicate gift indeed.

    I like “winter’s cold shoulder” great thought.

    What a lovely poem of seasons and rebirth.

  6. ah i am happy to let spring cover the multitude of winters wins…ha….
    she is here today…its warm in the 50s and our world is finally melting
    i can see my roof today…

    happy spring indeed.

  7. I really liked this poem, which made me anticipate spring all the more. When daylight savings arrives, spring is not far behind. Smiles. I especially liked:

    “her good nature
    is always a welcomed interruption in our conversation…”

    Isn’t the above the truth? Even at the grocery check-out people comment on the arrival of decent weather at long last.

    Happy Spring to you!

    • Home from Grandma duty? I know you can’t wait to be back with the precious boy!
      We have temps in the 50s-60s for the next week – most snow is gone except for the stubborn piles and the shady spots in the woods – but that will be gone by the end of day. We have more robins that ever before – huge flocks everywhere-
      love to hear their piping song!

      • I’m home. She was doing well and needing some alone with her hubby. Her in-laws came a few days after I left, so she wasn’t alone for long! I’m going back towards the end of the month before she goes back to work.

        And THANK YOU SO MUCH for the handwritten note. It got lost in all the mail I opened after coming back home. I really appreciated it – it was very sweet of you and much needed by me.

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