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An Abecedarian Spring

An Abecedarian Spring

Against the graying beard of winter
Buds push defiantly through the
Crush of weakening ice,
Daring to challenge the strength of,
Entertain the possibility of a
Failing winters frosted farewell.
Golden warmth seeps into the folds of
Hardened soil melting its resistance,
Inciting the seeds of a rebellion.
Jester Jonquils dance in the snow
Keeping time to the icicle drip,
Leaves, long fallen, are consumed
Manna dropped from heaven,
Needs met in Karmic peace.
Overhead, a shadow-less hawk
Preys on the hope of dawn,
Quietly riding its warmth.
Robins begin the search for a
Suitable neighborhood,
Turtles climb warily to feast
Upon the hatching swarms.
Visitors returning 
Warm themselves in the soft
Xanthic shades of sunrise
Yielding to the innate 
Zen of Spring.

submitted to – Abededarian – Poetry Contest
sponsor – Shadow Hamilton

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 3/11/2015 12:47:00 PM
John.. A belated congrats on your fabulous winning write!
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Date: 3/2/2015 1:07:00 AM
Wonderful write John,, u rock my friend! Congrats on big win!
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Date: 2/28/2015 8:18:00 AM
This brings a smile to my face, nicely done :)
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Date: 2/28/2015 1:03:00 AM
I adored your entry John. It gives depth and wonder to springtime splendor. One of my favorite in this contest! Kudos on your win! 7
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Date: 2/28/2015 1:05:00 AM
I just noticed I said the same thing as Joyce and I had not read her reply! Regardless, I meant what I said John.
Date: 2/27/2015 11:27:00 PM
One of my favorites in the contest. congratulations. Love, Joyce
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Date: 2/27/2015 11:19:00 PM
awesome win. SKAT
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Date: 2/27/2015 10:30:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. Blessings
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Date: 2/27/2015 2:08:00 PM
The ABC’s have danced the spring dance and won!!! Way to go!! Congrats …Sara
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Date: 2/27/2015 11:29:00 AM
John, a big congratulations to you for your nice win for your lovely poem about Spring! Sandra
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Date: 2/27/2015 7:00:00 AM
lovely poem John congrats on placing 3rd hugs
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Date: 2/27/2015 6:26:00 AM
Dropping back with my congrats John:-) Hugs Jan xxx
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Date: 2/17/2015 12:57:00 PM
beautiful Jmagery.. zen of spring... nice pen John.. good luck... nad
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Date: 2/13/2015 6:41:00 PM
"Yielding to the innate zen of spring"...the heart and soul of your creative write sir is just breathtakingly beautiful...A 7 and a fav! Goodluck! Happy Valentine smiles from the land of thousand isles...Kim:)
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Date: 2/13/2015 6:01:00 PM
Fantastic imagery, John! I love to see the different words everyone's using in this form...xanthic seems to be the word dujour. I used it, too, and for the first wishes in the contest. Hugs, Rhonda
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Date: 2/13/2015 5:57:00 PM
Beautifully constructed abecedarian - good luck in the contest:-) hugs Jan xx
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