Slice of Life March Life Challenge/Poetry Friday: March 14th., 2014 – Ready, more than ever, for Spring

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The March Slice of Life Challenge is hosted by Two Writing Teachers .  

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Poetry Friday is hosted by   Kara @ Rogue Anthropologist

Walking the dog late at night, with the wind howling and black ice at every turn makes me long for warm days.  I want to trade snow, ice, and winter wear for Springtime warmth and flowers, sandals, cotton skirts, t -shirts.  I am ready for Spring….

Painted in Waterlogue

More Than Enough

By Marge Piercy

The first lily of June opens its red mouth.
All over the sand road where we walk
multiflora rose climbs trees cascading
white or pink blossoms, simple, intense
the scene drifting like colored mist.
The arrowhead is spreading its creamy
clumps of flower and the blackberries
are blooming in the thickets. Season of
joy for the bee. The green will never
again be so green, so purely and lushly
new, grass lifting its wheaty seedheads
into the wind. Rich fresh wine
of June, we stagger into you smeared
with pollen, overcome as the turtle
laying her eggs in roadside sand.

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21 thoughts on “Slice of Life March Life Challenge/Poetry Friday: March 14th., 2014 – Ready, more than ever, for Spring

  1. I love the visual on your header, what kind of tree is that with the dripping white flowers? I be it smells delicious. Is this some kind of wisteria?
    Sure wish I could bottle some of our weather to send to you. We/ve had 70’s and 80’s this last week in Tucson. So sorry you’ve had more snow.

  2. Loved both your words and those of Marge Piercy– “we stagger into you smeared with pollen” paints such a beautiful visual. The initial love/appreciation for winter has definitely worn off; I’m in the same boat as you longing for Spring.

  3. You said it perfectly:” I want to trade snow, ice, and winter wear for Springtime warmth and flowers, sandals, cotton skirts, t -shirts. I am ready for Spring….” Me too!

  4. This week has been a tug-o-war between spring and winter. Spring on Tuesday and a big wallop of winter on Wednesday and Thursday. Only to see spring again today–50 degrees sitting on a newly fallen 25 inches of snow! I look forward to all of the things you long for when spring comes too.

  5. I think everyone is looking forward to spring this year.I keep looking at the pussy willow in our front yard. The willows are starting to emerge. I am so ready.

  6. This has been such a long, hard winter for so many. I am trying not to take for granted that in SoCal, I can wear sandals, and t-shirts and cotton skirts on many days during our “winters”. Will try to package up some of our sunshine for you.

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