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Harbingers of Spring

Snow melting, icicles dripping from the eave Hint that winter’s frigid air may soon leave, Replaced by warm breezes from the south In swampy bayous return the cottonmouth. When mulberry buds are ready to burst Buttercups turn upward like they thirst, My lawn will glow with sweet dandelions In nature the colors change like chameleons, Spring flowers present as a lovely bouquet While the hibernating animals come to play. The meadowland beckons me for a stroll And a newness of spirit refreshes my soul.
written January 19, 2022 submitted to "A STRAND" Poetry Contest sponsored by Brian Strand

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Date: 1/22/2022 10:06:00 AM
Your end rhymes are succinct, and tight! Wow! "When mulberry buds are ready to burst Buttercups turn upward like they thirst, My lawn will glow with sweet dandelions In nature the colors change like chameleons," Bravo Hank. Bravo!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 1/22/2022 10:20:00 AM
Hmmmm...well, occasionally, I come up with a fairly decent poem.
Date: 1/21/2022 11:08:00 PM
"Buttercups turn upward like they thirst" - Great. Congratulations!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 1/22/2022 9:09:00 AM
Thank you, Christuraj, for your thoughtful comment.
Date: 1/21/2022 11:17:00 AM
This is REALLY lovely writing and makes me long for spring. I just love when spring comes. I see you wrote this brand new for Brian. What a well deserved win, Milt. Congrats.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 1/21/2022 12:16:00 PM
Ah, thanks, Andrea. I thought, after a long drought, I would enjoy a first-place notice, even if it's only catches Brian's eye. Now, it has caught yours. Again, thanks.
Date: 1/19/2022 10:37:00 AM
Hopefully we're on the right side of winter and spring awaits to make a grand entrance. Tom
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 1/19/2022 10:43:00 AM
I certainly hope so, Tom. Already I'm fed up with the snow and ice and the winter's frigid air.