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A Plea for Spring

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A Plea for Spring

The winter has been here too long
still going strong
this freezing cold
is getting old.

Sunshine, please come and melt the snow
make flowers grow
so I can see
all their beauty.

When I can feel the Springtime sun
and winter's done
with thanks I'll pray
in warmth I'll play.

This is called a Minute Poem.  It is a rhyming verse
that has 12 lines of 60 syllables written in strict iambic
meter.  It is formatted into 3 stanzas of 8,4,4,4 syllables
each with a rhyme scheme of:  aabb ccdd eeff

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  1. Date: 3/6/2009 5:10:00 AM
    Wonderful write. I'm always impressed with those who can write in structured forms. It is a talent few have. Think Spring! Vince

  1. Date: 3/4/2009 11:43:00 AM
    Very good job. I too miss spring. We moved north last year and still can't get use to the weather. Caroline

  1. Date: 2/27/2009 8:29:00 AM
    Congrats on your succes in John's contest annouced today Robin.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 2/27/2009 12:44:00 AM
    Its getting more like Spring here this week Robin.Might even make the first cut of the lawn.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments

  1. Date: 2/26/2009 8:47:00 PM
    ....just because of whom "You" are again really~sincere, lovely, and "Very Beautiful" my talented friend!!!"~ Smile~I have long known these truths about "You" although!!!~And "Your Precious Heart & Soul," along with "Your Wonderful & Gifted Writings, wrapped within "Your Priceless Faith"~"Paints 'You' Always Perfect!!!"~ Just as this poem here does!!!~Smile~"My Love Always To 'You & Your Loves Precious Robin,' Forever, John!!!"~ Goodnight Gifted Lady!!!:)

  1. Date: 2/26/2009 8:34:00 PM
    ....I sincerely hope that life has been treating "You" absolutely wonderfully dear!!?~I have missed "You," and am truly sorry that I have, for the most part, been away for a bit~busy, and just in need of a moments distance I believe!!?~Smile~Yet, whenever I think of this place, "You" are one of the very first which I think of!!!....cont....

  1. Date: 2/26/2009 8:29:00 PM
    "Sunshine, please come and melt the snow, and make all the flowers grow, so I can see all of their beauty"~Smile~Thats why I have, for the most part, 'Always' loved your writing ~for it is filled with soo much of "Your Precious Heart & Soul!!!"~"Hello Priceless & Gifted & Lovely Robin!!!"~"What a warmingly tender and heartful write of longing and pretty this is my dear!!!"....cont....

  1. Date: 2/26/2009 5:30:00 PM
    Your spirit and heart are too big for this box. Love Ya Debbie

  1. Date: 2/26/2009 12:12:00 PM
    Just had to drop by and say it's blowing, snowing and drifting here today. I CAN'T WAIT FOR SPRING! Nice job with this poem. Karen

  1. Date: 2/26/2009 12:50:00 AM
    Robin,thanks for your always welcome comments .Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 2/25/2009 2:57:00 AM
    Nice structure and form, I also agree Winter has been here too long...Raul

  1. Date: 2/24/2009 2:53:00 PM
    you may as well live in Canada. mardi gras in town today and it's not quite warm here. but you've got some more praying to do. and must we be so strict on the style

  1. Date: 2/24/2009 2:16:00 PM
    Uhh...yeah!!! Bring On the Spring!!! All I want is some doggone sunshine! That is not to much to ask! LOL Lets go out and do a sun dance. Do you think it will help? Nah! Probably not but at this point I am willing to try anything. LOL Love this one. Clever write, Robin. Love Chrisite

  1. Date: 2/24/2009 1:46:00 PM
    Amen!!!!! I totally relate to this poem. It's been a long winter here in North Dakota. Bring on the flowers and green grass. Enjoyed this one. Karen

  1. Date: 2/24/2009 1:23:00 PM
    wonderful poem...I love the new flows really well and very beautiful indeed!.....nice work!...Maryam

  1. Date: 2/24/2009 8:44:00 AM
    Hear hear.Robin We had a touch last weekend.Crocus in bloom and daffodil showing thru now.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments

  1. Date: 2/24/2009 8:12:00 AM
    On a cold, wet, dreary day, this was like a breath of fresh spring air! Love the poem, love the form! Can't wait to play in the warmth! ~ :) love, Carrie

  1. Date: 2/24/2009 6:29:00 AM
    cute form!! and don’t worry i have a feeling spring is no its way... sooner then later!! ~ Arany

  1. Date: 2/24/2009 6:28:00 AM
    Wishful thinking, beautiful writing. We have a wind chill of 9 here today. This hopeful ending was like a warm breath of Spring air. Dreaming with you. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 2/24/2009 6:10:00 AM
    I could not agree with this sentiment more! ...and that looks like a fun form to work with, a Minute Poem...well done.