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Spring

January 23, 2018
By starfeather PLATINUM, Olathe, Kansas
starfeather PLATINUM, Olathe, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
AD ASTRA PER ASPERA- to the stars, through difficulties.


The world is waking.
The rushing river flows again, powerfully breaking the thick ice holding it captive.
Trees sway in the wind, putting out their leaves for the coming year.
Plants grow. Snow melts. Green peeks through white.
The birds return and fill the scene with music retelling the tale of their last migration.
Animals begin to scurry about. Young ones appear, being introduced to the world.
Color is being painted into a world of black and white.

The air is cool and brings the scent of rain.
Musky and damp, yet refreshing.
You take a morning walk, observing the world come to life once more.
Movement catches your eye and you turn to see
A doe guiding her young fawn through the forest.
The doe looks up and meets your eyes.
A moment of silence, a heartbeat of understanding.
Man and nature, hand in hand.

You look up. The sky is endless.
Complex, fluffy clouds painted against a blue canvas.
You could stare for hours
Looking for all the pictures in the clouds.
You can feel the life stirring about.

You sit with your back against the strong wood of the willow tree and read
The tree's sweeping branches sway in a slight breeze.
The wind gently lifts your hair and toys with it, teasing you.
You wish you were a bird
So you could fly far away.
Away from the prying eyes of mankind.
You fly in your dreams.
Higher... higher...


The author's comments:

Spring is my favorite season, and I wanted to convey my feelings about it in a poem. I tried my best to create a feeling of peacefulness and wonder, man interacting with nature.


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starzx said...
on Jul. 4 2019 at 11:05 am
starzx, Manhattan, New York
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This was so good! My favorite part was when you wrote, "So you could fly far away. Away from the prying eyes of mankind." Because to me, that shows that it held a deeper meaning then just admiring natures beauty. Your poem described how to become one with nature, and how to trust nature. It was beautiful. Keep up the amazing work!

on Mar. 28 2019 at 5:32 pm
starfeather PLATINUM, Olathe, Kansas
21 articles 0 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
AD ASTRA PER ASPERA- to the stars, through difficulties.

@ParkerRobert_B Thank you so much for the kind words! I really appreciate you taking the time to write some encouragement. I'm glad you enjoyed some of my work!

on Mar. 21 2019 at 10:03 pm
ParkerRobert_B SILVER, Greer, South Carolina
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“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see” -Mark Twain

@starfeather wow! I am actually in amazement at how richly-detailed this is. It’s like I could feel everything you felt. Your description of spring is really interesting. I love hearing how another person perceives situation. Also I’ve read some of your other pieces, and let me tell you: you’re going somewhere!