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A Vernal Journal

Gone is the cold and despair,
but now, the world better beware -
spring’s broken free! And I swear
it’s quite the rambunctious affair!

Blossoming trees flaunt their fare,
cherry competing with pear,
outspoken daffodils share
their secrets, and bluebells show flair
to a bee, who, entranced in midair,
starts dancing his pleasure. Elsewhere,
the celandine fight to ensnare
the eye. Deer cavort with the hare,
the hedgehog bursts out of her lair
like a hundred new pins. Over there,
fresh frogspawn is strewn, laissez-faire,
and a wren gives the silence a scare!

The sun brings new verve to the air;
we humans squint into the glare,
suddenly wakened, aware
of light and of living, we dare
to dream what the future may bear -
as promise unfurls everywhere.



9 March 2018
For Michael Vacek’s contest “Spring Fling Zing Thing King”

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 6/25/2018 8:43:00 PM
Congratulations on your win! Well done.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 6/26/2018 12:33:00 AM
Thank you very much Susan!
Date: 6/24/2018 8:56:00 PM
You met this challenging form for the contest brilliantly Nina! Congratulations on your win! : )
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 6/25/2018 8:02:00 AM
Thank you so much Connie - yes monorhymes are so tricky aren’t they - so hard not to make it sound too convoluted! This took me ages!
Date: 6/24/2018 6:03:00 PM
Congratulations on your very well deserved win, Nina !!! Hugs Eve ~`*
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 6/25/2018 8:00:00 AM
Thank you Eve!
Date: 6/24/2018 5:37:00 PM
Congratulations on your win with your charming 'journal,' enjoyed this very much!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 6/25/2018 8:00:00 AM
Thank you very much Michelle!
Date: 6/24/2018 3:06:00 PM
Oh that was so cute, the line about the wren!!! The whole thing is darling. Congrats for your win.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 6/24/2018 3:09:00 PM
Oh good grief! I thought this one definitely wasn’t going to get judged; I’d forgotten about it really! Thank you very much Andrea!
Date: 3/11/2018 4:41:00 AM
The verbs you have used make this poem zing! I am going to have to look up celadine and frogspawn, having no idea. But I love it that Spring has burst free!
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Date: 3/10/2018 8:24:00 PM
great creative rhymes, Nina. This reads like a winner.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/11/2018 3:12:00 AM
Thank you!! X
Date: 3/9/2018 7:44:00 PM
What a fabulous poem the rhythm and passion are really center stage. The flow is so smooth the reader barely notices your poem is a monorhyme. Awesome, Nina. Superbly done.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/10/2018 12:30:00 PM
Why thank you very much, monorhyme queen! :-)
Date: 3/9/2018 8:10:00 AM
I love this lively, descriptive piece, Nina! Janice
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/10/2018 12:30:00 PM
Thank you so much Janice, glad you enjoyed it :-)
Date: 3/9/2018 5:30:00 AM
Lovely spring verse Nina, we have the apple blossom trees here in Worcestershire, beautiful sight. Good luck in the contest.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 3/9/2018 5:47:00 AM
Aw lovely Tom, the buds are poised on my cheery cherry tree, can’t wait!