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Written in tribute to William Wordsworths 'Daffodils'

Earth’s mantle slowly turns from white to green
As born of winter’s womb new life begins
Shoots grow, restoring colours to the scene
To herald Mother Earth’s awakening,
Who on arising casts off winter’s throw
Enlivened by the warmth of the sun’s first glow

Her wakening is welcomed by the trees
Who’ve stood for so long bleak against the sky
They feel her sweet caress within the breeze
That spirals ‘tween each branch as she goes by,
Boughs which once were barren, cold, and grey
Now blossom, as within her arms they lay.

The plenitude of Mother Earth abounds
As nature’s kisses fall in April showers
Rejuvenating seeds, laying dormant underground
Bringing forth a myriad of blossoming flowers,
Land once covered by a veil of white
Is now a mass of colour, fresh and bright

Fields and woodland brim with new creation
Who give thanks to Mother Earth for all her gifts,
Birds upon the wing sing exultations
As winter’s deep depression finally lifts
The last remaining shadows, eclipsed now by the sun
A sonorous proclamation that spring, at last, has come.

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  1. Date: 12/30/2012 4:04:00 AM
    this is a wonderful tribute, Janette, just browsing and found this gem, from four years ago.. love this amazing poem.... happy New Year...

  1. Date: 12/6/2009 7:55:00 PM
    saw you mention this in blog! Janette! yes!.... this is a beautiful flowing poem, filled with gorgeous images! jimbo

  1. Date: 10/30/2009 1:55:00 AM
    Thank you for supporting my contest Janette.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 10/2/2009 11:58:00 AM
    Janette, congratulations on making the first round of the contest...Raul

  1. Date: 9/25/2009 10:26:00 AM
    Congrats!! Love Light Truth Patricia

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 12:02:00 PM
    Jeanette, congratulations in getting past round one of the competition >> James

  1. Date: 9/24/2009 10:35:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem making it through the first round.Wishing you the best in the finals Janette. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/4/2009 10:44:00 PM
    Jeanette congratulations on having your poetry featured this week - God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 8/3/2009 4:27:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being selected to be featured this week . Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/3/2009 4:43:00 AM
    Congratulations on being featured Jeanette, excellent poem>>James

  1. Date: 5/24/2009 11:17:00 AM
    Ah I love it so well done! Congratulations on your wonderful featured poem! Laura :)

  1. Date: 5/23/2009 11:40:00 PM
    Janette, congrats on your feature...Raul

  1. Date: 5/23/2009 4:43:00 PM
    Congrats Janette on "Awakenings" being featured this week on Poetry Soup. Vince

  1. Date: 5/22/2009 2:12:00 PM
    Janette, You have written a magnificent poem here. God bless. Congratulations on having your poem featured this week. Keep writing, Love and Hugs, Dane

  1. Date: 5/21/2009 7:41:00 AM
    I love the passion with which you write, this piece is awesome. Great you .Congrats on your wonderful poem being featured this week. love Leke

  1. Date: 5/19/2009 3:00:00 PM
    Excellent poem Janette, awesome picture you painted with your featured poem, James

  1. Date: 5/18/2009 3:24:00 PM
    i have enjoyed this poem and Congratulations on your poem featured this week!

  1. Date: 5/18/2009 6:07:00 AM
    Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 5/18/2009 3:39:00 AM
    Congratulations and enjoy your honor. More power and success. Ernilando

  1. Date: 5/1/2009 5:14:00 AM
    i just wanted to let you know i really liked this and the ease with which you built the picture is great