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BALLAD OF UNSPRUNG SPRING

The winter time has had its day, Was what we all believed, As signs of spring were everywhere. But seems we've been deceived. Evil April brings Arctic blast Now more snow has arrived. It seems winter must dominate, And tell springtime it has to wait. The snowdrops and the crocuses Put on a splendid show. Now we should have the daffodils But they struggle to grow. And the tulips expected soon Are still asleep below. It seems winter must dominate, And tell springtime it has to wait. Why are these seasons so confused? There surely is a catch. Last week the moorhen laid her eggs Now incubates the batch. But with the snow covering her What chance have they to hatch? It seems winter must dominate, And tell springtime it has to wait.

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Date: 4/11/2021 12:02:00 PM
Spring is taking its time here too. The snow is melting, but the flowers are taking their time to show. Well written poem :)
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Tony Hargreaves
Date: 4/15/2021 11:15:00 AM
Many thanks Heidi. Here, springtime is 'on and off'. Our moorhen has sat there for two weeks and still no chicks. Best wishes. Tony.
Date: 4/11/2021 11:31:00 AM
Hello Tony Hargreaves, yes the winter season does dominate all the seasons. Most of the time spring is late to arrive. It would be nice to have summer the longer season instead. Enjoy your day my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 4/12/2021 11:11:00 AM
Hello Tony Hargraves, summer is a short season. I wish it was longer. Raining here all day. Enjoy your day my friend.
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Tony Hargreaves
Date: 4/11/2021 11:54:00 AM
Many thanks Darlene. I look forward to summer. But those days always are too few. Best wishes. Tony