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spring poem

March 17, 2008

Winter i1832765104_d99c408f3e_o1.jpgs almost over; spring arrives this week! Here’s a spring poem for the Poetry Train, my choice partly inspired by Rhian’s fiery passionate piece. It’s supposed to be 3 stanzas of 5 lines with approx 10 syllables each but I don’t know how to format/blog that yet! Help! (hey, I figured it out! 4/2/08) The poem also needs a title…suggestions, please! This poem also kinda works some for the personification tree prompt from readwritepoem..well it’s personification of a pinyon-juniper desert ecosystem!

my desire a desert drought, dessicated:
you rouse me with gentle, nourishing rain
drops gather on pinyon, shiny globes of
wholeness collect, taste of you and me
nourish flax, forget-me-nots flourish

i learn to absorb occasional flash floods:
outbursts of poetry, temper, resistance
thunder lightening of your fear pain fury
raises my protective spines, scares birds from song
hail dashes, shreds blossoms that couldn’t close

thunderstorms spend energy, move on:
my sweet wet scent lives on with your moisture
my colors saturated rich with your sweat
recall the pungency of our passion
watch this desert bloom, wait for next rain to fall

14 Comments leave one →
  1. March 17, 2008 1:10 pm

    Passionately sensuous images!

    I loved this!

    numbing nirvana

  2. March 17, 2008 1:39 pm

    lovely imagery

  3. March 17, 2008 2:52 pm

    The more I read it the more I like it. I loved the imagery.

  4. March 17, 2008 2:54 pm

    I really love these lines:

    ‘raises my protective spines, scares birds from song
    hail dashes, shreds blossoms that couldn’t close’

    What a great image.

  5. March 17, 2008 8:20 pm

    sensual…images of love not eco-systems..superb..

  6. March 17, 2008 8:34 pm

    thanks, everyone! since it’s about a long ago time in my life, and not part of the 315 experiment and never got in ARTLIFE Limited Editions, I don’t think of this one much in terms of readings. nce to resurrect it, revise it and get positive feedback!

  7. March 17, 2008 10:58 pm

    Thanks for coming back. :)

    I like the visual stimuli combined with the scents of ozone and sage.



  8. March 18, 2008 12:45 am

    very delicious imagery…a very human quality given….

  9. March 18, 2008 2:35 am

    Awesome poem, wonderful imagery.

  10. March 18, 2008 10:30 am

    Very rich and fullsome poem, full of energy and emotion

  11. March 19, 2008 5:55 am

    Cool, I might steal this one for a writing exercise! ;-)

    “desert recollection”
    “recalling the desert”

    I have trouble titling other people’s poetry. Sometimes I just close my eyes and point to a random line and THAT’s the title.

    I did that with yours twice and came up with
    “saturated” and “flourish”

    I also like titles with double meanings.

  12. March 19, 2008 6:23 am

    thanks everyone!

    how will you use this DD as a writing exercise? (you’re welcome to it of course!) prompts in quotes?

    hmmn i think maybe saturated as that’s more of what happened..took a long time to flourish after that thunderstorm!

  13. March 19, 2008 9:33 am

    very vivid and sensual


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