Ode to Spring……..

If only each winter, was more like a sprinter, I’d have no reason to brood,

But it’s such a slow race, at a frustrating pace, that puts me in such a bad mood.

Though winter was dreary, making me weary, I now see an end to the frost,

The buds on the tree, just fill me with glee, a sign that all is not lost.

Light deprivation, now takes a vacation, giving my psyche a boost,

As birds fill the air, I emerge without care, by sunshine easily seduced.

Now how sappy I feel, that I couldn’t deal, with those days of cold and of ice,

But dreams of the spring, and the warmth it would bring, were lurking around to entice.

So with season anew, no longer I stew, about winter days frigid and dark,

But now with each dawn, to its light I am drawn, as it gives my heart a new spark.

I just cherish each bloom, and it’s fragrance consume, for the new spring I humbly rejoice,

And stand in great awe, to this heavenly thaw, that has given my soul a new voice!

 

Al Hood 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Retired from a couple of professions, trying my hand at writing about the events in our lives.
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35 Responses to Ode to Spring……..

  1. lghiggins says:

    Great poem! I wintered in the mountains of Mexico with no snow, but I follow a lot of people who empathize with your feelings! Well put!

  2. jfh says:

    Al–loved this and I too am anxious for Spring to come! Keep up the great work … and Happy Spring! Janet

    • Al says:

      Hi Janet. I’m kinda confused. You posted this from a travel blog, but the one I follow has a different title. ??

      • jfh says:

        Sorry about that. Not sure why that happened! My travel blog is what I used from 2010 to 2012 when I took the three trips all by myself to Europe. To prevent my family from panicking I would post a story every night about what Beasley and I did during the day. I had opened it recently to look at something so maybe Word Press was just linking to it. I obviously have not posted anything since 2012 when I took my last trip but every now and then I go back and look at some of the stories. I will double check next time I make sure I’m posting from my current blog! Thank you.

        • Al says:

          No problem, Janet. Just wondered if you had moved. Anything more on the nice gentleman you had the first date with?

          Your nosy pal, Al

  3. ❀ my Bro, always. xXx

  4. Margy says:

    Loved you spring poem. Best ever!
    Here’s my thought about spring: “Spring sometimes springs a small spring in your basement”. Or so we’ve been told by the person watching our house.

    • Al Hood says:

      Sounds like you might need to hire a different house sitter. I’m thinking of that little dutch boy who kept his finger in the dike. Now that’s loyalty.

  5. Patricia says:

    Bravo!! Someone must be warming up. I love the poem Al.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

    • Anonymous says:

      Thank you, Patricia. I always get inspired by those first few warm days. If the family and grandkids weren’t in the general area, we’d move further south. My Patricia went to Florida for over a week, ostensibly to visit an old friend, leaving me here to snuggle with the pups just to keep warm. Not nice.

  6. Bernice says:

    Well done. You have the best rhymes.

    • Anonymous says:

      Thank you, Bernice and so nice to hear from you. Patty spent a very nice evening with your running mate recently. I need to message you and get a personal update.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Bravo Al, very well said! I too can feel spring coming and cannot wait! It’s been a brutal winter as you know, here in Southern Cal. πŸ˜‰

    • Anonymous says:

      This is Tricia by the way but for some reason I”m not being recognized by WP. Oh the horror.

    • Anonymous says:

      It’s easy to see why it wouldn’t recognize you. I have a filter that keeps people from weather paradises like S.D from rubbing it in about the weather.

      • Anonymous says:

        Seriously, I don’t understand this either. It even asks me to sign in to reply to you. I check my settings and the box for requiring sign in is definitely not checked. I’ll have to keep investigating. I’ll let you know. It would be such a shame if people missed out on my life-altering offerings.

  8. Absolutely awesome Al! I do wish winter was a sprinter. We went from deep winter to spring in the course of a few days due to thaw and rain.

  9. Proper poetry ! Awesome Al πŸ™‚

  10. Arlene Swihart says:

    Beautiful description of why spring is our favorite season!

    Sent from my iPad

    >

  11. Marc Zemlick says:

    πŸ˜€

  12. Lynn says:

    Spring really does fill our hearts with a sense of newness & hope, doesn’t it? Happy Spring my friend!

  13. Porter Miller says:

    Great Job Al.

Your turn to write, but please don't be wittier than me. My ego is quite fragile.

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