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On the Brink

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On the Brink

The days are getting longer;
The sky’s remaining light.
It feels like spring’s arrived
But Mother Nature says – not quite!

The temperature’s still chilly;
The wind chill ruddies cheeks.
The calendar confirms that spring
Is not for a few weeks.

Yet birds have started chirping
And buds are on the trees.
Puddles keep their liquid form
And just refuse to freeze.

Although I love the winter,
I’m tantalized to think
That seasons are about to switch
And spring is on the brink.

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  1. Date: 3/5/2013 1:08:00 PM

    I don't think there's anyone on the soup that writes quatrain like you Ilene, you nail it every time perfectly.

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  1. Date: 3/4/2013 11:33:00 PM

    yes, it IS on the brink. Did you know we get to go into daylight saving time in just one week? YAAAAAY

  1. Date: 3/4/2013 8:16:00 PM

    This is great! I love the form and the subject and the hope therein..BG