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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Spring Crystals


Spring Crystals

Alongside the edge of a curb
hidden under thin translucent ice
flow the melted crystals of winter
thawed free from the frozen grip
that locked them in for months.

Warm rays touch the thinning ice
the waters swell
accelerating down their course
on a carved out path to the river.

They gather items along their way
joining the frigid currents
until, the waters shed
the travelers off to the side.

Around cracks small rocks and
sticks fuse with mud and leaves
sealing the open spaces
forming mini pools.

Where I, a shoeless fairy, play
all afternoon with a friend
splashing and laughing
on a warm spring day.

©3/11 River










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17 comments:

LauraX said...

A beautiful depiction of spring awakening and the joy of reveling in it!

Brian Miller said...

smiles. this is a fun and lovely write...perfect for these days between seasons...i want to go play in pools now...

Chris G. said...

Dreamy depiction of the sunshine to come, of the memories that lie locked within its rays - I cannot wait for spring, and the grass beneath my toes, and all the light of life to return. Yet I look outside, and what do I see? Michigan's snowing again. Lucky me. Lovely piece!

MN accent said...

Beautiful spring time poem! I wrote a similar one called The End Of February. Clearly, we are both from Minnesota and feeling similarly - how fun!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh I so love the image of you, "a shoeless fairy" playing barefoot in the puddles. Way cool. Love it!

Hope said...

a beautiful vision you paint here River!

Great ending verse!

'Where I, a shoeless fairy, play
all afternoon with a friend
splashing and laughing on a warm spring day.'

signed...bkm said...

To be a Spring Fairy what a blessing...they will all be coming to life in your country soon - followed by the Summer and Autumn ones...I remember them well...blessings...bkm

dustus said...

You capture the journey of an overlooked natural wonder. Also like how the speaker is brought into the poem in the last stanza. Lovely work.

Shashi said...

Ahh!!! A very beautiful imagery.. and loved the way you could capture the trickles into a flowing of river... your last lines were so full of joy, it made me feel wonderful... I could almost jump up in the stream...
Thanks for sharing...

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River said...

Thank you everyone. Yes, this is spring in Minnesota. Which we were having until snow blasted us all last night. It is of my childhood memory of spring. :)

Di said...

How beautiful...thankyou for taking me to those icy rock pools. The image is so refreshing on a hot day...I love it.

poemblaze said...

Lovely, fun write!

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

You totally have a 'dancing shoeless fairy' vibe, River... it's definitely you.

Kavita said...

What a lovely LOVELY poem, River!! Delightful and oh so refreshing!!

And it's so nice to read about Spring, especially considering that there was hail here today... grrr..
This poem made me feel all warm and ..aahhh!!

Hope said...

just thought i'd let you know that I have an award for you over at my place. it's just a little something to show you how much I appreciate your blog

take care!
Hope

Anonymous said...

I guess you'll want to add a facebook button to your site. Just marked down this url, however I must do it manually. Simply my $.02 :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Looking forward to your A to Z posts!

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