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Where Spring Winds Had Blown

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Where Spring Winds Had Blown

Romantic symbols of a tender day,
hearts with initials were carved on a tree.
In the spring of my life on this perfect April day,
we lay down to dream of what would be.
Beneath a young oak I sat on his knee.

The aroma of freshly mown grass filled the park.
Bearded irises curtsied as a gentle breeze blew
and I ran my hand over the tree’s bark.
Pete was just enjoying the view
when I suggested we etch our love so true.

With a pocketknife the heart was carved
to bear the initials P.T. and C.S.
Fifteen and love starved,
but what our future held, we could not guess.
Still, the initials an innocent bond did profess.

I returned to the park last year
and found my way to the oak that had grown.
Looking up, I saw the initials were still clear.
Though Pete was married and had children of his own,
resurrected feelings surfaced where spring winds had blown.

Written February 6, 2012 for Francine’s “English Quintain a Spring Day” Contest

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  1. Date: 2/27/2012 5:39:00 PM
    A sweet, nostalgic write, Carolyn. Congrats on your win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 2/27/2012 11:26:00 AM

  1. Date: 2/26/2012 5:22:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Francine's "English Quintain" contest Carolyn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/26/2012 5:05:00 PM
    Really cute poem and sentiments Carolyn. Sweet memories. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/26/2012 3:28:00 PM
    ahhh, that's really nice, Carolyn. Nothing like spring love, and it happened in the spring of your life. Wonderful poem. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 2/26/2012 1:40:00 PM
    congrats XCarolyn on a well deserved win for this beautiful write on Spring .. very breathtaking words..luv..

  1. Date: 2/26/2012 3:57:00 AM
    Beautiful Carolyn Congrats xx

  1. Date: 2/25/2012 11:02:00 PM
    congrats Carolyn on another great win

  1. Date: 2/8/2012 9:48:00 AM
    Very tender, Carolyn. Luck in the contest. Love, daver

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 4:04:00 PM
    Aww that is a sweet poem Carolyn! I really enjoyed this wonderful write this evening! I love the feel of the poem, it makes me feel as if I'm there watching the event with the Irises and especially the large oak tree! Very awesome write my friend!! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 4:00:00 PM
    Smile ˜ I Am Listening To INXS's Song, "Beautiful Girl" * My Dear Sweeet Beautiful Carolyn ˜ Now That I Have Resolved Some Of The Issues In My Youth ¥ Smile ¥ She's Sooo Scared, Sooo Very Frightened, If Anything Should Happen, I'm Right Here, Beautiful Girl * I Love Your Poem Beautiful Carolyn ¥ Just As I Shall Always Love You ¥ My Luv, Forever ¥ John ‡

  1. Date: 2/7/2012 3:25:00 PM
    Reads like winning material..Good luck in Francine's contest..Those memories sometimes are good aren't they..Sara