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San Saba Springtime

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San Saba Springtime

Cold cobalt skies unfold their lanky limbs
The sovereign land awakes in zealous time
Where low mesquites abide the feral winds
Defiant blooms the lupine in its prime

Rainbugs pepper the earth in velvet red
Hungry ant lions lurk in lethal lairs
Dirt daubers cast organ pipes overhead
Mockingbirds merrily try out their airs

Scissor-tailed flycatchers' semaphores flash
Silent songbirds seem incited to sing
The wispy wraith of Winter whispers past
And harbingers heady odors of Spring

Petrichor, the smell of rain on dry ground!
Bluebonnets, the sweetest scent to be found!

January 7, 2014

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  1. Date: 3/8/2014 9:56:00 AM
    Roy, love this one and I pray your write is truly a harbinger---it's cold here up north!---Love the images in this sonnet!

  1. Date: 3/7/2014 9:09:00 PM
    Nicely penned sonnet and congrats on the win, roy. it deserved much higher place, I think

    Jerden Avatar Roy Jerden
    Date: 3/7/2014 9:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks! There were some very good ones from a while back. I wrote this one specifically for the contest. Cheers, Roy
  1. Date: 1/19/2014 12:54:00 AM
    Poetry perfection Roy! I must read more of your offerings.

  1. Date: 1/12/2014 10:58:00 AM
    Truly loved these visuals... Brought back lots of memories.

    Eastman Avatar Carol Eastman
    Date: 1/12/2014 3:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I grew up in St.Louis County, Missouri.My family were from 90 miles west in the farming communities. I was born in Mexico, Missouri. Spent a lot oftimes visiting the older family members on the farms.
    Jerden Avatar Roy Jerden
    Date: 1/12/2014 12:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Carol! What part of the country did you grow up in?
  1. Date: 1/11/2014 9:13:00 AM
    A symphony of words!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/11/2014 10:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are welcome my friend.
    Jerden Avatar Roy Jerden
    Date: 1/11/2014 9:40:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, mon cher ami!