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Spring Reborn

The vigilant Knight of Winter stretched out his frost-lined hand

Gauging temperature changes over the desolate land

His trailing snowy mantle skirts the overhanging bower

Welcoming dawn's re-emergence this sun rising hour

Solitary Knight no wish to remain

Sentinel to nature, grave cast in all but name

Then emerging cautiously from a shrub's fern-like spears

The maidenly form of Spring appears

Dew caught sunbeams cascading down

her plait of corn stalked wheat turning brown

In a dress of peat with grass stained folds

And network tracery of germinating moulds

Purple star aubretias crown her hair

She glances to see her Knight's enraptured stare

Lachrymose Spring sinks softly sobbing

Lamenting her Winter Knight so true

Could our separation be forever

Alas, no time left  to renew

The eternal link between us both

She sighs, "Maybe when autumn leaves comes forth?"

Winter chides," Don't forget, May the Summer Miss"

Surrendering the embracing Seasons kiss

Responsive blackbird on the branch above

With bobbing head and throat a throbbing

Sings an unbridled song of love

Winter reassures, but no longer calms

Her piteous pleas for continuance

A proposal to his Spring formed wife

"From my demise I give you life

There is work to be done on the earthly plane

Then we shall reunite to begin again"

"Why wait" Spring pleads, trying to turn it around

"No time", he murmurs, "look about you, 

it is here on the ground, "your awakening".

Adoringly her encircles her so

Against the raw world of sleet and snow

In dreamlike slumbers they disappear

Only Spring reawakens to her seasonal year.

Copyright © theresa stephens

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  1. Date: 3/19/2014 11:37:00 PM
    ok, NOW I found it. This one even better than the last one. yes, I see what you were talking about. The goddess has appeared on this page as well. VERY nice.

    stephens Avatar theresa stephens
    Date: 3/20/2014 4:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Andrea, I clicked on the other poem first to reply. I am so pleased you like this one too. Thank you for your kind comment. xx
  1. Date: 2/19/2014 7:02:00 AM
    The vigilant knight of winter . I love that . Beautiful poem Theresa

    stephens Avatar theresa stephens
    Date: 2/19/2014 12:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Darren, This is one of my favourite poems, so I am pleased you like it too. Thank you for reading it and taking the time to give your most welcome comments. All the best. Theresa xx
  1. Date: 2/18/2014 9:24:00 PM
    Oh Theresa how beautiful this is, about my favourite season. We are soon to go into Autumn after a long, hot summer, while your Spring is approaching. I really did enjoy this write....Peter

    stephens Avatar theresa stephens
    Date: 2/19/2014 2:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Peter, I was nicely surprised to receive your lovely comments when I switched onto the site this morning. Our winter has been so dreadful with flooding etc I am looking forward to Spring, my favourite time of the year. Your critique has certainly brightened my day. Thank you for taking the time to read it. God bless. Theresa xx