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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.



2/13/2015
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 time....best 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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