As Always, Spring

I love spring,
how she yawns and stretches,
quiet confidence;
instinct melded with a trust
that says it’s okay to go.
She was almost fooled
a couple of times this year,
but not enough to daunt
or throw off course.

And now look at those shoots;
delicate still, a little pale, but
granite firm and ready.
They have work to do,
an audience to captivate,
starring roles to support.
And as always, will succeed;
why would this year be any different?


43 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ali Brown
    Mar 01, 2013 @ 11:03:15

    Lovely! xx


  2. Pete Armetta
    Mar 01, 2013 @ 11:07:34

    Hurry! Funny how nature does that. The evidence is before our eyes and we’re so bleary eyed from the long winter and can hardly believe it’s coming, but always does. 🙂


  3. Jane Thorne
    Mar 01, 2013 @ 11:45:46

    Love it…and you are so right…Spring always comes 🙂 Big hugs and much funky teapot love Xxxx


    • journeyintopoetry
      Mar 01, 2013 @ 13:15:16

      Thank you Jane!

      It does always come, and I am so enjoying watching it emerge, despite all the knockbacks it seems to encounter each year!

      Lots of teapotty love to you
      And hugs

      Christine xxx


  4. countingducks
    Mar 01, 2013 @ 12:31:52

    Lovely, and full of that warmth you manage to inject into everything. I’m a huge fan of spring myself, and start searching for the first sign of budding on bushes far earlier than is sensible.


    • journeyintopoetry
      Mar 01, 2013 @ 13:18:52

      Thank you Peter!

      Yes, I think many of us become impatient for spring to arrive after the long haul of winter.

      And I do exactly what you do!!! 🙂 Sensible isn’t really my thing!


  5. belfastdavid
    Mar 01, 2013 @ 13:32:05

    What a wonderful uplifting poem to remind us that the world goes on.
    Whether we choose to engage with it or not is of course down to us!! 🙂

    There is so much happening just within your garden and it does us the power of good to pause along the way and smell the flowers 🙂

    I am in a better place for having read this poem 🙂

    With much love



    • journeyintopoetry
      Mar 01, 2013 @ 13:39:53

      Thank you very much David!

      “To pause along the way and smell the flowers” is, as you know, something I do such a lot these days. You also know that I never used to stop and look at anything much many years ago, its all about change isn’t it and then choice.

      I have been getting impatient for these little green shoots. Im sure they smiled at me when I took this photograph this morning! 🙂

      With much love to you too




  6. leamuse
    Mar 01, 2013 @ 15:06:16

    Beautiful! As in nature, in you there abides an eternal spring. Thanks for brightening a grey afternoon. 🙂



  7. lscotthoughts
    Mar 01, 2013 @ 15:19:19

    Oh, this is lovely, Christine, and such wonderful imagery weaves through your words…love it and look forward to spring, too! Love, hugs and blessings to you, my friend! xoxo


    • journeyintopoetry
      Mar 01, 2013 @ 17:38:26

      Hi Lauren!

      Thank you so much for this lovely comment!. And a big thank you for re blogging it too. You have warmed my heart!❤

      Lots of love, hugs and blessings to you

      Christine xxxx


  8. lscotthoughts
    Mar 01, 2013 @ 15:37:39

    Reblogged this on LScott Poetry and commented:
    This is such a beautiful beginning to the new blossoming season from Christine…


  9. lscotthoughts
    Mar 01, 2013 @ 15:38:12

    I re-blogged this, Christine, just loved it! TGIF and sending many hugs!


  10. Kit Minden
    Mar 01, 2013 @ 16:57:21

    Very, very nice!


  11. Ina
    Mar 01, 2013 @ 17:26:45

    Hi Christine,
    what a lovely poem, with great optimism, a reminder that every year it starts all over! Spring is allmost happening! 🙂
    Big {{{{ hugs }}}} L&H xx


  12. harulawordsthatserve
    Mar 01, 2013 @ 17:31:19

    Indeed, why would this year be any different. There’s so much change in the world – but the snowdrops will come, and they will be followed by the daffodils…


    • journeyintopoetry
      Mar 01, 2013 @ 17:45:20

      Thank you very much Harula!

      Its so lovely to have met you. I love your blog. You could get me addicted to forms!! Not sure about the villanelle though, it looks very difficult to me! 🙂

      Christine x


  13. Harry
    Mar 01, 2013 @ 18:58:53

    Signs of spring everywhere Christine now the work starts all over again 😦

    Let have you back ( you know where ) 🙂


  14. Caddo Veil
    Mar 01, 2013 @ 20:26:36

    Why, indeed?! We are overcomers, Christine!! God bless you BIG–hugs and smoochies, Caddo


  15. Geo Sans
    Mar 01, 2013 @ 22:28:00

    Spring is my favourite time too


    such beauty

    in new life


  16. Miles To Go
    Mar 02, 2013 @ 18:23:53

    Your poem reflects the resilience of nature very beautifully. Amidst all the predictability, there is that element of surprise always, but nothing daunts nature, as you articulate so well.


  17. Francina
    Mar 02, 2013 @ 18:38:01

    Very lovely poem, dear Christine… Almost, almost there ,, spring is around the corner 🙂
    love and hugs, Francina xxx


  18. bardessdmdenton
    Mar 03, 2013 @ 01:29:29

    Oh, this is so very lovely, Christine! It is so lyrical and animated (‘I love spring,
    how she yawns and stretches …’) and delicately formed – just like the season it honors. And perhaps its magic will have me wake up to a new season, too. It has been snowing every day, and is still frigid. But any day, any day … Bless you … like spring you have a wonderful spirit of hope and promise, despite all obstacles. Love ya! Diane XO ♥


    • Journeyintopoetry
      Mar 03, 2013 @ 10:23:45

      Diane, thank you so much. Your comments are always soencouraging. I know I have said that before, but they truly are and I do so appreciate them.

      I was actually able to sit in the sun with a cup of coffee last week and I spied the little green shoots. I just had to take a photo of them, and thought, “there’s a poem in those green shoots”!

      It’s not time to become too confident though! It can now here at any time. But I am enjoying the first signs of a seasonal change.

      Love ya too!! ❤ Xxx


  19. Betty Hayes Albright
    Mar 03, 2013 @ 01:37:59

    Christine, I’m playing catch-up again and was happy to find this lovely poem of yours. This is the best time of year, methinks – and I love how you’ve expressed the wakening of spring. Gives us hope, no? 🙂


    • Journeyintopoetry
      Mar 03, 2013 @ 10:25:53

      Hi Betty,

      It’s lovely ro see you. i hope you are doing well.

      Thank you for your lovely comment. It certainly does give us hope. We all need that in abundance I think. 🙂

      Sendingyou lots of love

      Christine xxxx


  20. Fergiemoto
    Mar 05, 2013 @ 02:29:22

    Beautiful, Christine! Nature always happens, and nature is beautiful and healing. “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”


    • journeyintopoetry
      Mar 05, 2013 @ 09:44:34

      Thank you so much for this lovely comment.

      And what a wonderful quote! nature does not hurry yet everything is accomplished”
      Thats one to print out, remember and put into practice 🙂


      Christine xxx


  21. Cynthia Ann Katon-Alfonso
    Mar 06, 2013 @ 15:07:15

    Lovely, inspiring, evoking hope and excitement!


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