Monday Memories: Spring Arrives

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The calendar affirms that spring has arrived

Why then did the weather take a snowy dive?

 

Heavy, wet snow arrives overnight

Is this some terrible joke, not right?

 

Instead of spring, we now experience deep snow

Where is the snow shovel when we need it now?

 

Well . . . Have no concern at all, for you see

A poet can write about most anything to be

 

Thankfully, there is really no snow to spoil spring

When will warmth replace winter’s frosty sting?

 

Even the songbirds remain quite bunched up for now

On powerlines high above, they sing and take a bow

 

Again, the calendar sets the date of a new season

Why should we believe the date for any reason?

 

This past winter has indeed soured our attitude

When will Mother Nature give us some latitude?

  

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Seasons Eternal

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Mankind hurtles toward unknown

Nature’s seasons relay what’s known

 

Autumn prepares for transition

Holding off winter’s ambition

 

Both man and nature look ahead

Unearthing their most common thread

 

At times, life needs relaxing pause

Forsaking bright lights and applause

 

Terrain changes to snowy scene

Covering life white, without green

 

Man growls at cold, numbing weather

Spotting fireplace, warm together

 

Winter’s snowfall hiding its gems

Waiting for newest, greenest stems

 

Spring awakens frozen landscape

Encouraging life’s next escape

 

Man and nature again feel free

Twinkling eyes find each budding tree

 

Creator’s Spirit, love transcends

Seasons eternal, never end

  

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Nature’s Arrogance

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Summer-like weather arrives

Welcoming warmth, nature thrives

 

Snowy cold gone, long banished

Winter’s shadow, now vanished

 

Beaches open, pools start up

Outdoor chores now piling up

 

Paradise smiles, open now

But wait!  Winter’s final bow

 

Halt, recall nature’s humor

Winter’s back, not a rumor

 

Over Montana’s Big Sky

Snowflakes dance, find their bullseye

 

Cold and snow rudely drop in

Wrecking spring, crashing tailspin

 

How can this accident be?

Cold slides in, snow covers trees

 

Blessed with nature’s fairytale

Big Sky folks laugh, “Spring’s in jail”

 

Cornering winter’s good cheer

Just waiting a day my dear

 

Tomorrow’s change now coming

Spring’s freedom and homecoming

 

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A freak event of nature found Montana turned in a winter wonderland over a period of a couple of days.  In the meantime, nearly all of the United States was enjoying the arrival of an early summer.  At times, living under the Big Sky does require a sense of humor.

Spring’s Hiatus

Beautiful spring afternoon in central Ohio.

Delightful spring day

Soon approaching May

 

Open window’s view

Life’s freshness streams through

 

Everything alive

Nature’s best arrives

 

Birds fill nearby tree

Songs tweeting with glee

 

Virginia bluebells

Blooming, much to tell

 

Squirrels all about

Springtime’s early scout

 

Tree canopy swells

Leaves cast greenest spells

 

Geese gather in pairs

Nesting with love’s care

 

Smelling fresh-mown grass

Yards looking first-class

 

Sometimes nature blinks

At times, summer winks

 

Time to plant gardens

But, beg your pardon!

 

Overnight, snow calls

Spring’s waltz quickly stalls

 

Home furnace heats up

Winter stirs mix-up

 

Spring’s hiatus brings

Snowflakes’ final sting

Winter greets early spring morning.

Treasured Moments (Haiku Series #131)

Finally!

Morning awakens

Cloudless, sunny, biggest sky—

Spring brings refreshment

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Majestic

Calming, windless day

Journey skyward toward heavens—

Giant trees stand silent

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Adventure

Bubbling whitewater

Creeks and rivers, energized—

Mountain snow melt flows

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Signs of Spring (Haiku Series #126)

Anticipating

Warmer days ahead

Tree buds filling with new life—

Spring waiting on deck

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Growing

Frigid soil warms up

Transformation taking place—

First green shoots of spring

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Arriving

Crafting welcome signs

Daffodils make announcement—

Spring now official

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Spring Calls

Winter’s snow blankets central Ohio’s Walnut Woods Metro Park.

Winds no longer blow

From cold Arctic ice

Snow stays far to north

Winter pays her price

 

Days growing longer

Nature now smiling

Winter’s time shall pass

Spring begins dialing

 

Nature’s busy tone

Some days, springtime halts

Hibernation plays

Winter’s final waltz

 

Trees wait with patience

Soon nature will green

Sun replacing clouds

Spring’s finest cuisine

 

Seasons come and go

Nature makes her call

Time for winter’s end

Spring’s voice now enthralls

 

Early spring flowers brighten the landscape at central Ohio’s Chestnut Ridge Metro Park.

Days Grow Longer

gray small bird on green leaves

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Spring’s annual migration finally arrives

Chasing away winter’s doldrums at long last

Growing longer, days feeling warmer and alive

Returning daily, members rejoining the cast

 

Each sunrise announcement, delightful birds sing

Changing from winter’s drab wardrobe, trees turn green

Gathering on God’s cue, all creatures here below

Awakening nature, sweetness makes a scene

 

Nature’s gardens bloom, flowers smile again

Waking from long winter naps, animals roam

Setting the tone, creation’s quiet rhythm

Living in harmony, all feel quite at home

 

Spring arrives to joyous fanfare and parades

Tasting spring’s feast, nature’s harmony cascades

red purple and yellow tulip fields

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Spring Arrives

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The calendar affirms that spring has arrived

Why then did the weather take a snowy dive?

Heavy, wet snow arrives overnight

Is this some terrible joke, not right?

Instead of spring, we now experience deep snow

Where is the snow shovel when we need it now?

Well . . . Have no concern at all, for you see

A poet can write about most anything to be

Thankfully, there is really no snow to spoil spring

When will warmth replace winter’s frosty sting?

Even the songbirds remain quite bunched up for now

On powerlines high above, they sing and take a bow

Again, the calendar sets the date of a new season

Why should we believe the date for any reason?

This past winter has indeed soured our attitude

When will Mother Nature give us some latitude?