Saturday, March 17, 2012

Celebrating the Miracle of Spring

The Miracle of Spring


Come in all shapes and sizes.
They fill our lives and world with wonder.
But none more inspiring or sustaining.
Than the miracle of spring.
We put aside our cares and worries.
To savor the moment.
And witness, once again.
The renewal of the earth.
Slush, mud and snow.
Cloudy days of  dark dismay.
Gratefully, left behind.
And in their place.
The colors of the season.
Begin to emerge.
Warm shades of yellow.
The full spectrum of greens.
Mauve and pink: a delicate floral  fabric.
Creamy, velvet white; as only spring can portray.
Blue skies, peeking out from the clouds.
The earthy, unmistakable  fragrance of the warming ground.
Miracles...I've seen my share.

But few compared to the miracle of spring.
A time to celebrate.
To honor the planet.
And all those living things that make it.
A miracle of nature.
Once again, come true.

And a very Happy (and lucky) St. Patrick's Day to you! :<)

Mr. Cheddar and a new Irish friend of his have a  St. Paddy's Day Post too!

Also submitted as this week's OSI prompt suggestion: miracle.


Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Geraldine, I really enjoyed this poem - and the beautiful photo.
Thanks for sharing it - lifted my spirits.
Happy St. Pat's to you as well!

Teri Casper said...

A beautiful and timely poem and love the happy photo to go with it.

Little hugs to my handsome Chedman.

Susie Clevenger said...

I love spring and your poem was a celebration of it from first word to last. It is truly a miracle to see earth being reborn.

Anonymous said...

Very Nice! Did you make something Irish for tonight's dinner?

Geraldine said...

Hi Brenda, I'm so glad you did! And a very happy St. Paddy's Day to you too. I left a comment for you and the felines, over at Mullin Ave. :<)

Hi Teri, Thanks Teri. I will definitely give the Ched a big hug from his Auntie Teri.

Hi Susie, What a lovely comment, thanks so much. It really is a miracle, I agree. Spring...bring it on! It looks nothing like this archive pic.. here and now LOL.

Hi SandyL, I've got a wee bit of Irish blood but no, nothing Irish on the menu for tonight. Probably pizza actually LOL. I'm having a lazy Saturday.

Hugs and Lots of Luck, G :<)

Joseph said...

This is wonderful. Love the poem and the photo too. Just perfect for spring. Hopefully it will be here soon.

Harshad mehta said...

Very lively words. Life of spring in this poem.

anthonynorth said...

Perfectly expressed.

zoya gautam said...

a spray of happiness in ur well woven words geraldine & a lovely prompt too that i think is an extension of what u r ! happy st. patrick's day .. )

love is all that was
before life and after death
and the in between ..

Bruce, Haiku Water said...

Your sumptuous photo and poem are a great way to honor Spring. Always glad when St. Patrick's day arrives, because 1. We have corned beef and cabbage 2. Can Spring be far off ?

Geraldine said...

Hi Joe, It was nice to walk with the sun peeking out today. Spring is definitely on the way!

Hi Harshad, Thank you friend.

Hi Tony, I'm glad you enjoyed this poem Tony.

Hi Zoya, Aren't you a sweetie, thank you!

Hi Bruce, What a lovely description for this photo. And I agree, it can't be too long now!

Happy Week and Happy Spring, G :<)

Andy said...

I'm always happy to leave the winter doldrums behind. Spring & autumn are my favorite of the seasons. Your poem & photo compliment each other.
Thanks for sharing.

Her Perfumed Scent

Jim said...

Such a pretty poem, Geraldine. It helped get me ready for spring tomorrow.

Your emerging 'colors of the season are soooo descriptive. Even more so than your pretty picture.

Jim said...

Thank you for the nice prompt also.
It would have been a miracle for me to be very poetic this week but I rhymed it and counted it anyway in my efforts.
I had a message which I may not have told. And you may not see it.

Cathy said...

Lovely poem Geraldine. I was born in spring, this week actually, the second day of spring and I can feel my spirits rise as it gets closer. I come to life in late March.

Spring has sprung here but alittle too much. They're calling for 26c with a humidex?!?! of 30c tomorrow. I want real spring back, not psuedo summer!

Geraldine said...

Hi Andy, I'm soooo looking forward to spring this year. It's been such a long dreary winter in BC. Thanks for stopping by.

Hi Jim, I'm looking forward to reading your take on this prompt Jim. I love the word miracle, I'm glad it inspired you too.

Hi Cathy, Happy Birthday! And wowsa, that's some weird forecast. I hope they're wrong, often times that's the case. But global warming is a reality, sad but true.

Happy Week, G :<)

Marion said...

The spirit of spring, captured in your beautiful poem.

PremI said...

AS beautiful & colourful as the Spring...Celebration in air!!:)

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Lovely poem and photo!

Quiet Paths said...

Gorgeous in every way. Happy Spring to you! (tho' I bet we'll see some more snow before June.) What a beautiful post G.

Geraldine said...

Hi Marion, Welcome to Happy Break and thanks so much!

Hi Preml, It is in the air! Now if it would only arrive here in BC LOL. Thanks Preml.

Hi Madelaine, So nice to "see" you again, thank you!

Hi Christine, I'm predicting one more blast of winter; I agree with you Christine! Thanks for the lovely comments.

Happy Spring, G :<)

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