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A Spring Write

Blog Posted:4/29/2021 7:19:00 AM

This poem by James Inman was the winner in a contest I hosted 3 years ago and considering the time of year and excellence of the poem, I thought you might enjoy its artful message.

April 29, 2018 
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Spring
Walking from the field, snow heavy on my boots,
the sound of water whispers beneath the thawing blanket
so tenaciously clinging to fertile mother earth.
Ancient furrows of past season's hope
plow through frozen dirt,
the veins that now flow gently
with blood of red clay and dark soil.
Patches of green I see, formed from lost seeds,
sown by invisible hands as winds reaped life
from last evening's sowing,
before mother pulled her white sheet
tight over hilly breast to sleep through winter's dream.
Green like season's beard to be shaved
before new seed can be planted.
The gate swings easily as I push it, the snow has melted here.
Looking back the awakened ground shimmers
like tomorrow in the morning sun.
Yet, there before me the rutted path
filled with frozen boot prints from years of fading memories
reminds me from where I have come. (Written by James Inman)
I just finished judging a contest about Spring and this poem by James Inman was the best in my opinion, so I thought I would share it with you. It mirrors so much the style of Robert Frost who wrote many poems at his home in Derry New Hampshire. I was fortunate to see him speak around 1961 while still in grammar school.
Anyhow, thank you James for this write.
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Date: 5/5/2021 5:09:00 PM
Very nice work - James is an excellent poet, this is a favorite.
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Date: 5/1/2021 3:49:00 PM
Indeed a fine compliment. I have said that a number of times to myself upon reading a clever poet's poem (responding to your reply to Constance below)
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Date: 5/1/2021 7:32:00 AM
Craig, I have always admired James's writing and this poem is no exception, thanks for sharing it, serenity _Constance
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Date: 5/1/2021 11:29:00 AM
Hi Constance, Funny that I came across this in a journal I have and I had jotted it down there and started reading it and got into it as one of those "I wish I had written that"-- I think perhaps the best compliment you can pay to another poet.
Date: 4/29/2021 3:06:00 PM
James is one of my favorite writers here at Soup but I rarely see him any more. This poem is proof of why he is so good!!
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Date: 5/1/2021 11:26:00 AM
See my response above to Constance AD 8-)

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