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Where are you

Where are you, Spring? Nor'westerly, with icy blade it carves through puny shields of woolly hats and scarves gives brief respite, then pierces yet again, brings tears to eyes of happiest of men, umbrellas inside out, their holders curse no pity, winter laughs and does it's worst, where are you? Where are you, Spring? Your many coloured blanket still unrolled we gaze at barren lawns with colours cold. Snowdrops like bullets pepper fields and lanes, your daffodils and gifts of daisy chains, heads lift and petals spread in early light short days and longer nights fade from our sight, where are you? Where are you, Spring? Your subtle kiss, your silent call to arms to regiments of bulbs and seeds on farms and sleeping creatures, heartbeats soft and slow that warm in chorus with the melting snow to crawl with blinking eyes from 'neath the earth and celebrate with us your next rebirth. Where are you?

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Date: 3/22/2018 11:49:00 PM
Last stanza," Sp. calls... life from neath earth has a rebirth." Reminds me of Job saying in chapter 14, after he slept death's deep sleep in Earth...God would call and he would answer. SO beautifully expressed. will visit again. bbn
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Date: 3/6/2018 8:31:00 AM
A beautiful read Viv, very smooth with wonderful imagery.
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Date: 3/2/2018 7:38:00 PM
Hello Viv,Mother Nature wants Winter to hang around longer, that is why we have a tease from Mother Nature. have a nice evening my friend.
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Viv Wigley
Date: 3/3/2018 1:33:00 AM
Thanks Darlene, hope it comes soon, the birds are having a tough time. Viv x
Date: 2/13/2018 7:07:00 PM
Love it! That's exactly how I am feeling these days. We usually get some sunny warm spells in the winter here, which I love, but this year is just an endless slog through cold and grey. Fave!
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Date: 2/11/2018 2:59:00 PM
An excellent open letter to spring, Viv! Winter is stubborn and must have her say...spring will have to wait its turn! Lovely visual; the more you look at it the more impatience grows:) Regards // paul
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Date: 2/11/2018 3:31:00 AM
Oh Mr Viv I am absolutely bowled over by your wonderful words the imagery is absolutely awesome I especially love the snowdrops like bullets stanza - so so descriptive and also the impact of the repeated lines. Spring is on its way ... we have daffodils here:-) Am adding this to my faves!:-) hugs jan xx
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Viv Wigley
Date: 2/11/2018 11:19:00 AM
Thanks, Jan, very kind. We've had more snow today, we're getting impatient x