Get Your Premium Membership

Abigail's Spring

Abigail’s Spring Beneath the shelter of winter’s barren arbor My winter abused heart Watches the day’s light linger in the sky resisting darkness - Begging to play a little longer every day – Pushing twilight away at arm’s length with pink and brilliant orange Leaving wispy trails of color in the sky; Urging empty branches and shivering wheat Lift up their eyes from bruising rains And crushing chill of wilderness storms; Seeing here howling tirades of blizzards Trade places with long sunbeams stretching slowly Across my sun starved shadow, warming the winter’s wildness - Coaxing pale green shoots to peek timidly at meadows Covered with patchwork quilts of blue and yellow - Orange scattered across arching hills – Welcoming the face of spring with arms spread wide; Listening for the bleating of black faced sheep When they shed their fleecy coats; Not looking back into the breath of moaning winds, Longing sighs transformed into shouts of laughter To chase itself across the plains in children’s games; My spirit, once wrapped in hibernation, feels the changing of the wind Running up the road – knocking on the gate - With a moveable feast born of abundance; Stone cold frozen heart beats again in rhythm with gracious blessings As the simple sparrow teaches Her young to fly with the morning light Rejoicing on warm nights filled with songs of mourning doves – My face turns - embracing this greening valley As spring sprints breathlessly up the path.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2020




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

12
Date: 6/14/2020 11:31:00 AM
This is excellent! An instant fave!
Login to Reply
Date: 6/13/2020 10:58:00 PM
Oh my!!! This poem is number 1 on the Best New Poems list. I can understand why. It is simply breathtaking, in every way. Congratulations Sam!! :) Hugs, Brandy
Login to Reply
Date: 6/13/2020 2:50:00 AM
A brief re-visit to congratulate you for #1 new poem, and to say again what a truly wonderful poem you have written, Sam. "My spirit, once wrapped in hibernation, feels the changing of the wind"
Login to Reply
Date: 6/12/2020 1:35:00 PM
Congratulations on your First Placement and on having this wonderful poem at the top of the best new poems list and POTW! You already know how much I loved it. Blessings xxoo
Login to Reply
Date: 6/12/2020 1:29:00 PM
Congratulations Sam. Well written and deserving of 1st Place. Enjoyed reading almost like this plandemic you wanted to move forward to enjoy the spring weather and in the plandemic our freedoms back. Wanting it to be over so we can move forward...
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 6/12/2020 11:21:00 PM
Hi Michael! Thank you for your visit and lovely message of congratulations and support. I am grateful! This is an incredible honor. Hope you are doing well. Great to hear from you.
Date: 6/12/2020 6:03:00 AM
Best new poem of the month, back with congrats Sam, over fork over. Tom
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 6/12/2020 11:16:00 PM
Once again, Tom, I am in your debt. Until your message I wasn't aware of this category - totally embarrasing! Thank you for your congratulations. I am blown away - such an honor! Over Fork Over! Stay well.
Date: 6/8/2020 8:17:00 AM
Awesome flow
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 6/8/2020 2:16:00 PM
Thank you so much Christopher! I appreciate your feedback. Nice to meet you here on PS. Thank you for your visit.
Date: 6/6/2020 12:27:00 PM
Congratulations on POTW. So descriptive. I enjoyed the last line too. Chantelle hugs
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 6/6/2020 12:41:00 PM
Hi Chantelle! Thank you for your congratulations. I was blown away when I saw Abigail's Spring was chosen as POTW. That last line was like the cherry on the sundae for me. So glad we get to enjoy it together! Hope you are doing well. So sorry I missed your last contest. Time just seems to be getting away from me! Blessings dear friend.
Date: 5/29/2020 9:38:00 AM
Back with congrats for Potw, glad to see you receive more accolades for this stunning write!
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 6/6/2020 12:37:00 PM
Thank you John! I so appreciate your message and your visits. I am way behind in answering messages but please know I am grateful. POTW was a complete surprise. Every once in a while a poem comes along that is special. I feel so blessed to be its author. Hope you are doing well my friend.
Date: 5/28/2020 12:19:00 PM
Sam, congratulations on POTW, enjoy the honor, FAV!! _Constance
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 5/29/2020 12:09:00 AM
A most unexpected surprise. Thank you for your visit, your congratulations and your "fav." Most grateful. All the best!
Date: 5/26/2020 8:14:00 AM
Superb write my friend...Congrats!! on the honor of POTW!!...best wishes from the Wingster :o)
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 5/26/2020 11:34:00 PM
Can't tell you how honored I feel. Thank you! For your lovely message and your congratulations and your encouragement. All the best to you WW. Stay safe and healthy!
Date: 5/25/2020 10:26:00 PM
Sam, my heart feels abused by winter. Short days, cold weather, dormant growth. I love your faith references (lift up their eyes, wilderness, a moveable feast). I loved "sun starved shadow", and "spring sprints breathlessly up the path". Enjoyed this poetic journey with you very much, and I heartily congratulate you for the wins you've received and selection as POTW... well-deserved, my friend! May blessing "rain" down on you ~ John
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 5/26/2020 11:31:00 PM
John, thank you for your prayers and blessings! Had feeling you would get the references. Thanks for taking the journey into spring with me and for your congratulations. Grace and peace to you.
Date: 5/25/2020 6:47:00 PM
Such vivid images you paint with your words. Winter is but a memory, as Spring blooms- so beautifully in these moments. This is tender and emotional, all at the same time. Congratulations Sam, on Poem of the Week. ~ Brandy
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 5/26/2020 11:27:00 PM
This has always been a very special poem for me. I guess all of my feelings about spring surfaced in this poem. Thank you so much for your lovely message and congratulations, my friend. Blessing to you!
Date: 5/24/2020 11:22:00 PM
Wow Sam! I am so happy to see this beauty honored as POTW. As you know it is a Fave from me. Congratulations on your deserving honor my friend! xxoo
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 5/26/2020 11:24:00 PM
I couldn't have been more surprised - speechless actually. This is such an honor. It means a lot to know it is a "fave" for you. Thank you for your message and your congratulations. Hugs...
Date: 5/24/2020 3:16:00 PM
Way to go Sam. An excellent choice for POTW.
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 5/26/2020 11:21:00 PM
Thank you so much Richard. I always appreciate your thoughtful messages. Thank you. Hope you are doing well, staying healthy and safe!
Date: 5/24/2020 3:00:00 PM
Congrats on POTW Sam--well deserved accolades on this lovely write.
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 5/26/2020 11:15:00 PM
Hi Vijay, thank you. I am honored by the response this poem has gotten. Every so often, when least expected, a poem will strike a chord. It is a blessing when that happens. Stay well my friend.
Date: 5/24/2020 12:07:00 PM
Beautifully composed spring verse Sam, a well deserved honour of POTW. Over Fork Over. Tom
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 5/26/2020 11:13:00 PM
I was totally stunned - and speechless - that doesn't happen often! Thank you for your message and your visit. You are always so encouraging - most appreciated. Hope you are doing well! Over Fork Over.
Date: 5/24/2020 11:04:00 AM
A beautiful poem Sam, congratulations on POTW!
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 5/26/2020 11:07:00 PM
Thank you Tania for your visit and your congratulations. So appreciated.
Date: 5/24/2020 7:36:00 AM
wow what an enchanting spring poem such amazing imagery , no wonder it got top honours with john and now POTW - Bravo Sam so lovely to see another different poet getting potw honours:-) hugs Jan xx
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 5/26/2020 11:07:00 PM
POTW was a delightful surprise. This was an incredible honor. Thank you for your wonderful congratulations and your always encouraging messages. Hope you are doing well. Take care. Blessings.
Date: 5/23/2020 6:43:00 PM
I loved the imagery used in your words...it was a journey through those lovely pictures you have painted and it was soothing. Congratulations on your win Sam :)
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 5/26/2020 11:00:00 PM
Thank you Aditi for your lovely message and your congratulations. Glad you loved the imagery as you spin wonderful imagery and pictures.
Date: 5/23/2020 12:55:00 PM
Like I said Sam I think I found a new fave poet, I thoroughly enjoyed this poem, you are a true wordsmith, congrats on a shared first place!
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 5/26/2020 10:58:00 PM
So honored, John. Thank you! So happy you enjoyed Abigail's Spring. Thank you for your high placement and the opportunity to enter this poem. I am grateful
Date: 5/17/2020 8:24:00 PM
Utterly fantastic, Sam!! you GOT SKILLS, GIRL
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 5/18/2020 5:32:00 PM
I have learned so much on "the soup." It is like an ongoing course in writing poetry. Thank you for your message and for being such a wonderful mentor my friend. Happy spring. It is a glorious season in the mountains. Sending you blessings!
Date: 5/17/2020 5:53:00 PM
Love this Sam! Its realism is dreamy! I feel free and transformed in its beauty! Lonna
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 5/18/2020 5:29:00 PM
So happy you loved this poem and that it encouraged you to experience the freedom of the season. Such a nice compliment. Thank you! Hope you are having a nice spring! Warmest spring wishes to you.
Date: 5/17/2020 4:27:00 PM
Love your write Sam.. The imagery you create in our minds is cleverly thought of and welcoming. You make us want this climatic change of goodness. Also congratulations on your win for this creative effort.
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 5/18/2020 5:16:00 PM
Thank you Michael. Your message is truly encouraging. I love to develop pictures through words. It makes me happy to know that you were able experience the picture with me. So appreciate your visit, your kind words and your congratulations.
Date: 5/17/2020 12:57:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. I love where you say, "Embracing this greening valley As spring sprints breathlessly up the path." Spring is a beautiful time with things turning green. Enjoy your day and win..........
Login to Reply
Kauffman Avatar
Sam Kauffman
Date: 5/18/2020 5:12:00 PM
Hi Paula! Enjoyed your visit to my greening valley - always wonderful to share it with a friend. Spring is so spectacular - birthing contrasts. Many thanks for your congratulations my friend.
12