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Waiting for Spring

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Waiting for Spring

An early morning half moon sets, casting an eerie glow over  
my waning flower garden. The fireflies’ warm glow is long gone.

Robins once inhabiting the high branch of the oak have left 
only bits of shell in an empty nest, a reminder of warmer days.  

The rickety wooden fence bends in the wind more than last year;
I sigh remembering the summer chores that have gone undone.   

Thoughts of summer’s young laughter return, I wrap my blue scarf tighter 
and watch children halfheartedly climb into their school bus still yawning. 
I fold the newspaper on my lap; the weatherman is predicting
a chilly night. If only blankets could replace his strong arms.

Mournfully, I sink into shadows, cloaking in fraying memories.
Gray skies block the sunrise. I do hope spring comes early next year.

**a contemporary ghazal         

Copyright © Rhonda Johnson-Saunders

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  1. Date: 11/12/2013 4:15:00 PM
    hmmm, I dont' see any congrats here but you have a note that it's a contemporary ghazal and that must be why. it makes me curious to know what makes it different from traditional ghazal and I really enjoy seeing this one of yours. sure hope you are back here for GOOD, Rhonda.

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 10:15:00 PM
    Quite touchy and sad waiting for spring, This Ghazal seems to be quite different from the traditional with the absence of a refrain, Rhonda

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 4:40:00 PM
    Wow, your words speak with a sense of descriptiveness so wondrously spoken within your write my friend! I truly loved reading this sad but incredibly well written poem this evening! What a lovely piece, Great Work!!