Spring Thaw

Ice transformed by sun

into gold rivulets

with sunlight playing
on the surface

flow down streets
and onto earth,

nudging spring

into being.


This poem was inspired by the prompt given over at Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads, Micro-poetry challenge. 

28 comments:

  1. Lovely words. It seems like Spring is on our collective Facebook mind. :-)

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    1. Goodness, yes! We're about to have another 60 degree day.

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  2. So evocative of that yearning this time of the year. Wonderful!

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    1. Thanks! I always find this phase between the shifting seasons inspiring.

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  3. The gold rivulets creates a beautiful image.

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    1. It's a image that stuck with me from my 20's, walking on my college campus on one of those freaky early spring days were you can have mountains of snow from a storm a few days earlier in 60 degrees ans sunshine. It still is one of the more vivid memories of how beautiful that place was.

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  4. Luv the resonance of sunlight throughout

    Thanks for dropping in to read mine

    Much love...

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    1. Well spring feels like it needs a nudge sometimes :D

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  6. Stunning use of language and imagery :-)

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  7. This is beautiful, Rommy. From the "rivulets" (love that word, by to way) to the sound of ice melting towards spring... Yum.

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    1. I love the word too. To me, it evokes a delicate and and rarefied quality of snow and sunshine in the same moment.

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  8. This is just like the spring I'm waiting for.

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  9. "nudging spring" is wonderful.

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    1. I'm quite happy with that phrase too

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  10. The perfect first drink for earth to begin...described beautifully!

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    1. There is something magical about that first big thaw

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  11. Lovely 'small poem," Rommy. Harder for me to imagine since it's been so very long since I've seen real ice or snow. I also love all the Beatle songs, this one, "It's Alright," so "Wake up little Darlin'."
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    1. In the part of the USA I live in, there's no shortage of ice and snow. While I'm not always crazy about it, there is a certain stark beauty to it.

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