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Rite of Spring

Absent is the frigid cold
Breath expelled now goes unseen
Come are days of warmth and light
Dawning of the longer days
Ere the twinkling stars of night
Forest green returns my sight
Gone are drifts of wind blown snow
Hardening has the Winter been
Inspiring is the Sun again
Juniper again in bloom
Katydids begin their swoon
Lambent is the setting Moon
Meandering is the ice less stream
Nature once again will sing
Opulent is the scent of Spring
Palpable is everything
Quavering voices can be heard
Revelations of the Birds
Sanctified by warmer rain
Telltale signs of Summer
Unborn flowers yet in bud
Versed is Mother Nature
Wakeful is Her duty keep
Xenophobic wildlife roam
Yonder, never far from home
Zealous is the Rite of Spring


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  1. Date: 3/11/2015 12:41:00 PM

    Richard, belated congrats on your win my friend!
  1. Date: 3/8/2015 2:21:00 PM

    Hi Taz, it was nice hearing from you. I like what you did here, a-z. Very creative and clever. Looking forward as Spring reminds us it's on its way. Love the wildlife.. always~ LINDA
  1. Date: 3/2/2015 1:01:00 AM

    Richard thats an amazing one,, congrats on big win!
  1. Date: 2/28/2015 7:12:00 PM

    wow, a great spring poem in this form you have produced. Congrats for your fine win.
  1. Date: 2/28/2015 8:14:00 AM

    You make me want spring now! only weeks away and I long to see the forest green and hear nature sing. Grats on bringing the season to life in a abc kind of way ;)
  1. Date: 2/28/2015 12:19:00 AM

    Beautifully succinct are your creative lines Richard. Big congrats on your win!
  1. Date: 2/27/2015 11:18:00 PM

    Richard, Congratulations **SKAT LOVE**
  1. Date: 2/27/2015 11:16:00 PM

    Nicely done. congratulations. Love, Joyce
  1. Date: 2/27/2015 2:04:00 PM

    The ABC’s have danced the spring dance and won!!! Way to go!! Congrats …Sara
  1. Date: 2/27/2015 6:37:00 AM

    congrats on placing 2nd Richard really enjoyed your poem hugs
  1. Date: 2/27/2015 6:23:00 AM

    Beautifully penned Richard - many congrats on your win:-) Hugs jan xx
  1. Date: 2/17/2015 12:02:00 AM

    I really enjoyed this poem, Richard. Very descriptive and well written.