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Read Poems by Thvia Shetley

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Ode to spring

The light breaks free from winter’s bone
to cast its warmth; to life atone,

to warm the dark; to thaw the chill,
to synthesize through chlorophyll,
a dormant seed to resurrect,
and coax a soul from introspect.

Awake! And breathe the wafting spice
of lilac buds and wild rice,
the lavender; the orange puccoon,
the sweet of honeysuckle bloom.

An overture, the sparrows sing,
to celebrate the oeuvre of spring;
while wind and weeping willow dance
to promises of new romance.

Come alive! Draw in your breath,
let winter die a noble death.
The seeds of yesterday are strewn;
it does not do to weep and croon.

If you seek, so shall you find,
as true for darkness as divine.

Copyright © Thvia Shetley | Year Posted 2015


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  1. Date: 12/25/2015 11:10:00 PM

    Thvia, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year May all your days shine and dreams come true. :) Every day should be a day with family and friends. I appreciate everyone. Sorry to all those I have taken for granted. SHAME ON ME. I promise, 2016 will be a new me. Merry Christmas!!! May the true meaning of the holiday season fill your heart and home. Always & Forever ~LINDA~
  1. Date: 5/10/2015 9:41:00 AM

    A beautiful and excellent dedication to spring, Thvia. Glad I stumbled on this lovely offering. #7 All the best. // paul
  1. Date: 4/24/2015 1:55:00 PM

    Hi Thyvia. The transition from winter to spring surely does emulate the seasons of our life. Even when we are tired and feeling dreary, it takes but one spring bloom and "an overture" of birds to bring us back to life. Beautifully written with a talented pen! Hugs, Carolyn
  1. Date: 4/23/2015 7:37:00 AM

    I liked the personification and your control over well-chosen words. 7!
  1. Date: 4/22/2015 1:14:00 PM

    THIS is poetry! I am faving this excellent tribute to spring. Congratulations on it being chosen POTD. I hope it receives POTW. Cheers, Connie 7+
  1. Date: 4/22/2015 9:59:00 AM

    Very well composed in verses with effective sounds
  1. Date: 4/21/2015 8:42:00 AM

    Beautiful words. Enjoy the coming warmth.
  1. Date: 4/21/2015 2:13:00 AM

    wow just beautiful yes please be encouraged to post more very intricate
  1. Date: 4/20/2015 7:22:00 PM

    I agree with Andrea. The way you put words together is just lovely... Congratulations! I saw that you seldom post. Hope this POTD encourages you to post a bit more regularly! A 7. :) Kim
  1. Date: 4/20/2015 2:10:00 PM

    wow, you did a really nice job with this one. Is it for any particular contest? It ought to be. Very classy ode to spring!
  1. Date: 4/20/2015 2:06:00 PM

    Long time since I read you here Thvia, and never disappointed. Spring told beautifully through your words, James :) :)
  1. Date: 4/20/2015 12:49:00 PM

    Awesome.... last two lines are the best...
  1. Date: 4/20/2015 12:30:00 PM

    Beautiful, flowing lines, Thvia! Just wonderful...I look forward to reading more of your poetry...congrats on TPOD! Hugs, Rhonda
  1. Date: 4/20/2015 12:10:00 PM

    I see you don't post a whole lot, but this is damn impressive. You should write more. I like lyrical poetry.
  1. Date: 4/20/2015 11:42:00 AM

    Congrats! Amazing poem!
  1. Date: 4/20/2015 10:57:00 AM

    Exquisite! Congratulations this melodic poignant write being chosen poem of the day.
  1. Date: 4/20/2015 10:01:00 AM

    Superb 7.
  1. Date: 4/20/2015 8:44:00 AM

    Beautiful descriptive write, congratulations on your Poem of the Day. Blessing Eve
  1. Date: 4/20/2015 2:59:00 AM

    Again. Folding me up inside your imagery and pointing my senses in every direction to take in exactly what you mean to convey. You are a brilliant guide. "Come Alive! Draw in your breath, let winter die a noble death." I can't help but obey...
  1. Date: 4/20/2015 12:19:00 AM

    Welcome back Thvia. What a brilliant and spiritual poem, encouraging us to evolve. Well done.
  1. Date: 4/19/2015 9:16:00 PM

    Just lovely, some great rhyming. BG
  1. Date: 4/19/2015 8:30:00 PM

    Enjoyed your poem this evening, and your ode to spring is lovely xxx
  1. Date: 4/19/2015 7:29:00 PM

    I love this entire poem but I think my personal favorite line is - as true for darkness as divine. It for me just stops me in my tracks and makes me consider life backwards from this poem. Honestly. I've never had that happen before. A 7 Ed
  1. Date: 4/19/2015 7:05:00 PM

    I wrote a spring poem but it doesn't come close to this one...lovely Tim