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In the Springtime

Hand in hand, we fluttered like two butterflies among the fragrant flowers of the field and meandered, singing songs, along a stream. No agendas to keep to; no schedules to curtail the pure pleasure that we took in consuming every lovely hour of our Saturday. With our picnic lunch, we sat down on a blanket. Later we lay looking up at clouds. Transported to the wonderland of our imagination, we named them fluffy mountain ranges, bunnies, sheep, and Easter lily petals until they morphed into lopsided bearded faces, huge white polar bears and cotton-breathing dragons. Unexpectedly, the clouds grew dark, and suddenly, we saw and felt large raindrops splatter on our skin. We fled our happy field, arriving home - two children, wet and laughing, just as the spring shower let up. How were we to know in the springtime of our lives that the field and the rain from which we fled I’d one day write about as metaphors for youth.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 4/30/2018 10:42:00 PM
Lovely, Andrea. A very touching poem that resonates with me.
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Date: 4/30/2018 2:00:00 AM
Congratulations, Andrea. Nice read.
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Date: 4/29/2018 7:15:00 PM
Congratulations Andrea! Another amazing poem. I hear you about the time. A great write. I bet a lot of us are right with you on that picnic. :)
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Date: 4/29/2018 5:32:00 PM
Andrea, this is beautiful and very touching, old or not.
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Date: 5/23/2013 9:09:00 AM
Good Morning Andrea!Rereading this oldie of you.Did u receive my soupmail which I sent almost 24 hours back?
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Date: 5/3/2013 7:39:00 PM
Hi Andrea, I hope my contest closes soon... can't wait to see what poem you entered... heheheh... hope to see you stop by my latest blog.. have fun reading... laters... xox~ Linda
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Date: 4/21/2013 5:14:00 PM
Congrats on your winning work..Sara
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Date: 4/19/2013 12:46:00 AM
I am so happy to see this win for you Andrea, I am sure you know why. I loved it and a BIG Congrats!
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Date: 4/18/2013 9:24:00 AM
Congratulations Andrea on your 2nd place win with this wonderful write. I enjoyed the read~ Caryl
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Date: 4/17/2013 7:10:00 PM
Congrad's on Your win, Light & Love
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Date: 4/17/2013 3:47:00 PM
Beautifully written.Lovely presentation,Andrea...Congrats on your superb win,friend...
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Date: 4/17/2013 2:27:00 PM
And to say congrats on your win with this one...I remember loving this it when I read it the first time. The ending especially hits me hard...
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Date: 4/17/2013 10:41:00 AM
I loved to lay and watch the clouds and pick flowers in spring time. You brought back so many memories with this lovely poem. love phyl
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Date: 4/17/2013 10:24:00 AM
OH, this is number 1 in my book. congrats. BG
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Date: 4/17/2013 9:31:00 AM
Congrats on your win Andrea.
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Date: 4/17/2013 8:28:00 AM
Good morning Andrea, Congratulations in Russell Sivey's "Spring Shower" contest. Nothing lovelier than the fresh felling of spring approaching. *Always & Forever~LINDA
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Date: 4/17/2013 7:49:00 AM
ah spring.it needs to make its apperance soon.congrats on a well deserved win.AGAIN.take care
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Date: 4/17/2013 7:37:00 AM
congrats on a fine win Andrea
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Date: 4/17/2013 6:52:00 AM
Wonderful Andrea ....congratulations....
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Date: 4/17/2013 2:23:00 AM
Congratulations Andrea .....Seren
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Date: 4/16/2013 9:51:00 PM
Whoa Andrea, as usual so relaxing to read your poem, loved it. Congratulation , see u..LOve Terry xoxoxoxo a 7>>and Fave
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Date: 4/12/2013 9:07:00 AM
Great write Andrea... Best wishes~A.O
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Date: 4/11/2013 6:15:00 PM
Another great poem!
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Date: 4/7/2013 1:35:00 PM
Fragrant and bursting with light and life, Andrea. You conjure up nature so crystal clear and with profound sensitivity. Also, I just happened upon that other poem because I was sifting through your sonnets, but I'm glad you discovered that handy shortcut! ~Jeremy
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Date: 4/7/2013 8:13:00 AM
Andrea seems like a good time was had...David
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