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Spring Is In The Air

A scent of fragrant lilac bush awakened me at dawn
Bright sunlight weaves its golden loom, with threads across the lawn
Crisp white-lipped Delphiniums tossed snowflakes to the hills, while
Daffodils and pink jonquils shook off their morning chill

Each violet of morning has left no stone deferred
Found growing near, a sprout appears from every seed interred!
Greeting me like candle flames, are poppies, gold and red
Hawthorne weaves a golden crown around the arbor's head!

I look long past the windowpane, and spring has bloomed anew,
just in time to see the sky revealed in shades of blue
knitting primroses in surprise! A sight long overdue!
Lost between the flagstones, alyssum, wild and free, has
mushroomed into puffs of white, competing with sweet peas!
New sprouts of cosmos spring alive in flowerbeds we've teased

On winter's lace a pansy face is smiling up at last! 
Petunias in their pastel coats, are dressed like royalty
Queen of all in velvet robes, the iris crowns the grass!
Resplendent are the foxgloves…..and the dragons are a Snap!

Sweet Williams are such gentlemen, they make the morning grand
Tiger lilies brave the wind, stalking in the breeze
Under every shady tree, violas are reprieved, while 
verdant shades of primrose lace wear green upon their sleeves
Wisteria's hysteria spreads levity with ease!

Xanadu is Statice "quo"……now, what more could it do?
Yarrow blooms tomorrow.  I'll have to dry a few
Zinnias mean that spring has sprung, to share fresh air with you!
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"Spring Is In The Air"  Contest       Form  ..... A to Z (Abecedarian)
3/4/18

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 3/26/2018 8:20:00 AM
A beautiful springtime poem, Carrie. IMO a very tough form. Congratulations for all of the honors. they are most deserved. Hoping you are well:)
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Date: 3/25/2018 2:30:00 PM
A master gardener is hidden in your poet's heart, Carrie, and she is coming through loudly and clearly. I am speechless, and know that no words can do this abecedarian poem justice.
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Date: 3/20/2018 11:53:00 PM
I am in awe of this poem. I've never seen an Abecedarian poem. It is so beautiful. I am so glad that I stumbled upon it. :)) Pat
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Date: 3/15/2018 1:29:00 PM
This is definitely one of the best Abecedarian poems that I have ever come across, Carrie! Beautiful imagery and flowing rhymes. Spring must be really proud of you:) ~ I see that this is a winning entry, so...Congratulations! Regards // paul
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Carrie Richards
Date: 3/16/2018 12:17:00 PM
Thank you for checking out my 'spring-song-' ! I am always honored by a compliment from a fine a poet as yourself !
Date: 3/10/2018 10:21:00 PM
This is just brilliant.. such unique, dreamy imagery! Your words are always so beautiful. Breathtaking, it mustn't have been easy to do.. Congratulations on your wonderful win :)
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Carrie Richards
Date: 3/11/2018 10:52:00 AM
Thank you very much Sneha, ..... such kind words are so appreciated :)
Date: 3/10/2018 11:06:00 AM
Wonderful use of form Carrie, best wishes in the contest...
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Date: 3/11/2018 10:51:00 AM
Thank you for stopping by to check my poem, Charlie!
Date: 3/7/2018 4:54:00 PM
A brilliant, Abecedarian, a well worthy winner and the first one I've seen win an open contest, really well done! Mick
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Date: 3/7/2018 5:17:00 PM
Thank you, Mick ! This was great fun to do for a change ! :)
Date: 3/6/2018 6:02:00 PM
Very colourful display. Well done. Congrats on your win, Carrie.
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Carrie Richards
Date: 3/6/2018 7:56:00 PM
Thank you for stopping by my poem, Line! :) I appreciate your comments !
Date: 3/5/2018 9:34:00 PM
Brilliantly woven piece, Carrie, well done! Viv x
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Carrie Richards
Date: 3/6/2018 10:00:00 AM
Thank you very much Viv !! I suppose I have spring fever a little.....(after having cabin fever all winter !) :)
Date: 3/5/2018 6:01:00 PM
my goodness. NO WONDER you won first place. You are brilliant, Carrie. What an idea to do it in this form. Congrats. You worked hard to do a great winning poem
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Carrie Richards
Date: 3/6/2018 10:00:00 AM
Thanks Andrea. You are the poet of all poets, so I appreciate your compliment !!
Date: 3/5/2018 3:51:00 PM
FABULOUS, Carrie--so creative. CONGRATS! Janice
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Date: 3/6/2018 9:55:00 AM
This was such a fun way to do the contest,....one I haven't tried in a long while. So a nice surprise! Thank you!
Date: 3/5/2018 1:59:00 PM
How this place was lost without you.. I see your talented pen shining through once again... Great abacederian with great imagery...
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Carrie Richards
Date: 3/6/2018 9:55:00 AM
You are always so generous with your comments, and I'm grateful for helping me add music !! Thank you !
Date: 3/5/2018 1:35:00 PM
Phenomenal penning Carrie! I am so hungry for spring, your poem a most luscious tease, such a wonderful winner! xomo
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Date: 3/6/2018 9:54:00 AM
Thank you for a wonderful comment, Maureen! Spring is coming, ....if we are patient ! :)
Date: 3/5/2018 1:01:00 PM
Carrie, your Abecedarian poem with such wonderful imagery of Spring, flows so beautifully with rhymes and enjambment that one has to look twice to see that it's an ABC form! Congrats on your Trophy win for this outstanding write! Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 3/5/2018 12:27:00 PM
Congratulations! Gorgeous poem in its own right, never mind how brilliantly difficult you decided to make it for yourself with the ABC!
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Carrie Richards
Date: 3/5/2018 12:31:00 PM
Thank you very much, Nina. I enjoyed the challenge :) and it pushed me out of my free-verse rut that I tend to lean towards! Thanks for stopping by :)
Date: 3/5/2018 12:13:00 PM
Congrats on your win ..
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Carrie Richards
Date: 3/5/2018 12:17:00 PM
Thank you very much, Joseph. This unusual form isn't one I've used much, so a fun change of pace for me! A nice surprise it worked:)
Date: 3/5/2018 11:18:00 AM
Congratulations for your top win with this beautiful poem :)
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Carrie Richards
Date: 3/5/2018 11:59:00 AM
Thank you so much for your support, Heidi ! :)
Date: 3/5/2018 11:11:00 AM
Congratulations, your poem earned first place in my contest, well done my friend, Emile.
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Carrie Richards
Date: 3/5/2018 12:01:00 PM
I'm thrilled Emile !!!
Date: 3/5/2018 1:12:00 AM
An Abcedarian with flora galore Carrie! You have outdone yourself with this breathtakng beauty! I am sure this will be a top winner my friend! xxoo : )
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Carrie Richards
Date: 3/5/2018 12:00:00 PM
You are always a sweetheart, Connie ! thank you again!
Date: 3/4/2018 3:07:00 PM
Hi Carrie, Spring has sung onto the screen through your wonderful words. Life is born again and your images flood the mind in great wonder. This is a piece which has to be faved, a song of Spring that should do well in the contest. It definitely sings to me of spring. These Abecadarian are not easy to do. The content of this one is excellent. Have a wonderful Sunday. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Carrie Richards
Date: 3/5/2018 12:00:00 PM
You warmed my heart with such nice words for my poem ! thank you Vladislay!
Date: 3/4/2018 1:22:00 PM
Bravo Carrie you have done an awesome job with this challenging form and the fact you've got it to rhyme is incredible. A delightful spring time poem which is bound to place high! Hugs Jan xx
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Carrie Richards
Date: 3/4/2018 2:09:00 PM
Thank you for such encouragement, Jan! And for such a nice compliment! :)