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Heroic Crown of Sonnets - Part One

Our Year Of Months (January - July) 1. Intro Divided into months is our Earth year; fixed firm in space to meet with climate change, relation with our Sun makes it so clear we will be blessed with seasons that arrange first three, known as our winter and which are much colder than the ones of early spring; those warmer months of April, May, by far enjoyed more after winter's icy fling. At mid-way thru the year, our summer starts with June, July and August on their throne. Soon our September and October arts paint lovely autumn scenes of fall, full-blown. November and December end year's stage; and January starts as a new page. 2. January And January starts as a new page; first sheet of twelve to see upon the wall. It clearly hangs, no scribbles, signs of age; clean slate to set new plans both big and small. New Year...so many days to get things done, with resolutions, challenges to face before the twelve fly off, each one by one; a whole new year to lovingly embrace. Again to watch our seasons' magic ways: the spring and summer flowers, fall, so bright; our winter wonderland with snow filled days. This year, another gift of life’s delight, When January ends, we know it's clear; month two, cold February, will appear. 3. February Month two, cold February will appear... we slip into another winter month. More times than not with snow days we adhere. In days of February, we confront a winter wonderland, a gift to see, with hills and valleys swirled in white displays. Ice skating, skiing, sledding, wild and free; we celebrate our February's phase. A chance to rest, relax indoors so warm; spend cozy times with family and friends. No matter, big snowfall or ice-filled storm, her wintry mix of white is autumn's cleanse. When February's done, we must restage; next, comes our windy March to take her stage. 4. March Next, comes our windy March to take her stage; a winter month, our third is now in line. And she can be a fickle one to gauge... bring climate that is wild or quite benign. 'In like a lion...out, like lamb, of course she teases us with spring then turns around; and there again, a snowstorm soon in force. So March has her surprises to astound. But towards her end, we think about our spring, and March does seem to seal winters end. We pick up twigs and branches, an upswing on warm and sunny days; on hopes depend. The month of March will own up to defeat when April comes on pussy-willow feet. 5. April When April comes on pussy-willow feet, we gather images of springtime's sign, bouquets of varied thoughts of her new feat; emerging crocus, budding branch, and vine. Symbolic, too, the lily, pure and white; new chicks and bunnies, butterflies galore. The fading, icy sting of winter's night replaced by spring's warm day, long waited for. We contemplate each image and we know the thrill of surging hope that swells the soul. New life, from dormant seed, will rise and show how spring joy resurrects from winter's dole. She passes on her joy as next month's tune; the month of May unfolds her blossoms soon. 6. May The month of May unfolds her blossoms soon; she comes betwixt late spring and summer days... 'tween buds of April and full bloom in June. Spring daffodils and tulips pave the ways for roses, iris, and pink peonies. Lush leaves of green take on a deeper hue, when rains in early spring, now somewhat eased, had nourished well new blossoms that breakthrough. Our May...her name alone lifts up our hearts; we've honored her with love throughout the years. This child of spring displays her youthful arts till summer's full maturity appears. Then lovely May will yield to next month's treat; our mid-year month of June brings summer heat. 7. June Our mid-year month of June brings summer heat that deepens colors of light springtime green. With thicker foliage, the treetops meet and sway with rhythm peaceful and serene. Her green abides in velvet smooth green grass, that forms a carpet 'round the graceful trees; the flow of vines that cling and drape amass, and willow branches dance in summer's breeze. June's green brings harmony to heart and mind; surrounds with gently blended color hues... the mix of hope of yellow-lemon rind and calm and faithful light of tranquil blues. On June's last day, she bows and ends her tune; July now follows summer's song of June. Sandra M. Haight ~2nd Place~ Premiere Contest: Heroic Crown of Sonnets (Part One) Sponsor: Craig Cornish Judged: 06/09/2016 Part Two (July-December) continues: https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/heroic_crown_of_sonnets_-_part_two_772929

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Date: 6/10/2016 9:38:00 AM
Sandra, I read this first part shortly after you posted it and was waiting to comment after reading the second part and life got in the way. It is beautifully written and a true work of art. I just completed your second part and will leave the rest of my comment there.
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Date: 5/29/2016 7:03:00 PM
A superb melody of meteorological magic Sandra. Each sonnet perouettes into the next so gracefully. Living in the Midwest of North America I have an affinity for March and it's special mayhem which you so deftly personify Poetess...J.A.B.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/30/2016 8:56:00 AM
Thank you, Justin...so pleased you could identify with my March Sonnet. I left a lengthy comment back to you on my Sonnet part two comment response. I saw on the blog that Craig will somehow find a way to judge this contest and I surely hope so. So many poets have spent hours in meeting his huge challenge. It is so nice of you to offer to read all of them and lend support. Thanks again, Sandra
Date: 3/29/2016 6:06:00 PM
I enjoyed your first batch of sonnets...on to the next...I'm glad you posted them right after another too. ;)
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Date: 3/29/2016 2:08:00 PM
Sandra, this is great where you took this, all the months of the year, wonderful and of course a winner, still working on mine (slowly)
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Sandra Haight
Date: 3/29/2016 6:47:00 PM
Thank you again, Broken Wings. I appreciate your lovely comments. I wish you well with your endeavor. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 3/29/2016 10:16:00 AM
Well written with a lot of detail x very good poem xxx
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Date: 3/29/2016 12:49:00 PM
Thank you again, Wendy! Hugs, Sandra