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Spring Awakenings



 
As the earth dances in a stately minuet about its celestial lover      
Bringing forth in its progression a season of rebirth and colour

Conferring on the land and air an anticipation of sweet romance
Dawn lights the clear blue sky as the earth pirouettes in its dance

Everywhere the dance of the sun overthrows the mantle of white
Fingers of ice loose their hoary grip freeing imprisoned fairy and sprite

Gone is the stillness of river and stream, bonds broken are now so fleet
Having been released to join the world in its magical dance so sweet

In valleys a carpet of snowdrops dance under newly dressed trees
Joyfully rainbows of wild flowers lift their heads in slow graceful degrees

Kissed gently with the love of the sun those that slumbered through
Long days of ice and snow now arise to join the dance and life renew
 
Meandering brooks reflect the colours of gossamer wings dancing above 
Nascent larvae spin and twirl through shimmering crystal to a song of love

Over mountains high the soaring eagle watches life’s dancer’s move to the dream

Purple, red and pink a rainbow of perfumed colour is everywhere to be seen
Quietly bees move in perfect harmony with the dance as it has always been

Rivers once barren now teaming with life striving against the flow
So return to their beginnings, the dance draws them on with its glow

The dance brings all together and the joy of new life is the songs refrain

Upon the highest peak the cloak of white continues its frigid reign
Victory for the Suns fiery dance unattained still one icy realm does remain

Winter’s promise is here written that its dance shall usurp the land again
Xerxes in all his splendour does not compare to this timeless battle so arcane

Yet still the dance goes on for its brief time as the riot of life covers our earth
Zealous are the gods of our world’s beauty when they sing the song of rebirth.


Written 27/02/2015




Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 3/11/2015 12:37:00 PM
Congrats.. Shane this is so well done and deserving of your win!
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Shane Cooper
Date: 3/12/2015 5:22:00 PM
Thank you for your kind words. love Shane
Date: 3/2/2015 12:59:00 AM
Wonderfully crafted perfect spring Shane! Congrats on big win!
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Shane Cooper
Date: 3/2/2015 1:07:00 AM
Thank you Dr Sharma for your kind words, I really enjoyed writing the poem, but i did not expect it to be thought of so highly. love Shane xxx
Date: 2/28/2015 7:08:00 PM
you did an outstanding job in this contest, Shane. BIG congrats to you.
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Shane Cooper
Date: 3/1/2015 2:22:00 AM
Hi Andrea, sorry it has taken me so long to reply to your comments just so much to do and so little time. Thank you for your kind words and congrats, I did really try to paint something special with this poem, I am glad you liked it. Love Shane xxx
Date: 2/28/2015 8:11:00 AM
I enjoyed this, not only abecedarian but end rhyme couplets, with beautiful imagery. I applaud you, Excellent, even for a blue fish :) Hugs xxx
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Shane Cooper
Date: 2/28/2015 11:53:00 PM
As you now know my friend i am only a blue fish in disguise hope you were not too dissapointed, I personally prefer the fish. Fish in the ocean or fish in the sea a fishes life is the life for me! Love your friend Shane xxx
Date: 2/28/2015 6:23:00 AM
Congrats Shane, well done.
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Shane Cooper
Date: 3/1/2015 2:18:00 AM
Thanks John, good of you to visit. Love Shane
Date: 2/27/2015 11:17:00 PM
Shane, Congratulations **SKAT LOVE**
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Shane Cooper
Date: 3/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
Hi this little black duck will show his ignorance and ask why do you call yourself SCAT A ? Thank you however for the congrats I did enjoy writing it that was until I was about to post and realised I had forgotten m,n and s whoops! It was a bit of a hodgepodge to then rewrite as I was at work but the result was okay in the end. Love Shane xxx
Date: 2/27/2015 8:28:00 PM
Shane, congratulations on your win, a 7 Blessings dear friend
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Date: 3/1/2015 1:38:00 AM
Hi Eve I am sorry it has been so long since I have visited, I am still finding my way around soup and am finding it a bit hard to "keep up with the Jones'". Promise to try to do better. Thank you for the congrats and the blessing both are very much appreciated. Love Shane xxx
Date: 2/27/2015 8:28:00 PM
forgot 7 :)
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Date: 2/27/2015 5:24:00 PM
Congratulations on a great win. Love, Joyce
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Shane Cooper
Date: 3/1/2015 1:34:00 AM
Thanks for the congrats Joyce I did not expect to do this well. Love Shane xxx
Date: 2/27/2015 12:55:00 PM
Congrats!!! Sara
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Shane Cooper
Date: 3/1/2015 1:33:00 AM
Thanks Sara, it was a good competition. Have a lovely weekend. Love Shane xxx
Date: 2/27/2015 11:09:00 AM
WOW, SHANE. I can see who Shadow smiled on this write. What a description of nature coming into her own. It was a dance, indeed! :) Congratulations, dear.....HUGS
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Shane Cooper
Date: 2/27/2015 5:51:00 PM
Thank you Eileen. I really enjoyed writing this piece. I always think of nature in terms of rythem be it music or dance. This I imagine is a gift in my childhood from Walt Disney and "Fantasia', my first introduction to Beethoven's Pastoral symphony. It lies dormant in my mind until I see something or read something that brings the glory of the symphony to the fore and the music/words/sights all merge and flow together creating a kind of euphoria. Well I have waffled on a bit. Thanks again for your kind words. Love Shane xxx
Date: 2/27/2015 7:01:00 AM
Congrats on your win Shane ! Bev :)
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Shane Cooper
Date: 3/1/2015 1:31:00 AM
Thanks Bev I enjoyed the challenge to write this. Love Shane
Date: 2/27/2015 6:26:00 AM
superbly done Shane the flow and rhyme excellent congrats on your 1st place ty for entering too hugs
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Shane Cooper
Date: 2/27/2015 5:41:00 PM
Thank you shadow, I had never tried this form before then I saw there were just two places left so I took quil to parchment and off I went. I must admit though that I got a lot of inspiration from your poem, if I had not have read it I doubt I would have been able to finish mine.- that's for running the comp. it has taught me a lot about flow and structure which I will put to good use. Love Shane xxx
Date: 2/27/2015 6:17:00 AM
told you it was exceptional - a well deserved top spot! Hugs jan xx
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Shane Cooper
Date: 2/27/2015 10:34:00 AM
My lovely green eyed friend i thank you for the support you have given me since I joined this group.
Date: 2/26/2015 7:49:00 PM
I am in awe - outstanding Shane!!! hugs jan :-) 7 xx
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Shane Cooper
Date: 2/26/2015 8:08:00 PM
Thank you Jan, My pixie poem was a bit of a flop so I thought as there was one spot left in the comp. i would have a go. I thought the combination of the three forms would work well together so off I went. I am tickled pink that you like it. love Shane xxx