Saturday, March 3, 2012

solsc.2012: a day of seasons 3/31


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"Spring is here," 
I surprisingly thought 
in the morning as
I walked into school,
squinting at the bright sunshine
in the clear blue sky,
I slowly inhaled
the warm breeze
mesmerized by the
delightful sounds
of the playful birds.
Spring had arrived.

"Winter is back?" 
I questioned 
in the afternoon as
I dashed out of school
eyeing the dark clouds
pushing their way east
in the bleak gray sky
as bits of chilled
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 p
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plopped on my head.
Winter never left.



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14 comments:

  1. The struggle between winter and spring will go on for awhile. But we all know that spring will win. The second verse of the poem looks like a flower. Intentional?

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  2. I love the contrast between the morning and afternoon. This is now a mentor text for my Pinterest (thanks for that idea). Oh winter, go away!

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  3. Sounds like you are having the same weather as we are! I was so envious of you as I read your first stanza. I'm looking for any sign of spring I can find. The 2nd best thing about March is that even if winter shows up, he never stays around very long.

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  4. We are having the same kind of weather up north in Ontario, Canada. A week ago it was 'shoes' weather, and a couple of snowstorms fixed that and we're back to boots. I agree that the second stanza looks like a flower - so fitting, as if there is a flower in the shadows of the winter weather.

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  5. This winter seems to be full of days like this - one day the crocuses are in bloom and the next day you're all bundled up again. But it's March...so Spring must be around the corner for real, any day now.

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  6. Love your poem and oh so true about the weather. Ours was the same yesterday, no raindrops, just windy and cold. I'm so ready for spring.

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  7. Love this! I love the contrast, and the way you shaped the stanzas. We are in the same place in Colorado- yesterday we had snow in the morning, then balmy and sunny and melting when the kids were at lunch recess, then a mini-blizzard when I was driving home from work! That truly is springtime in the Rockies though!

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  8. Love how you wrote the word raindrops! Neat-o!
    When I left work there were big, huge, fluffy s
    n
    o
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    flakes!
    Winter wants to stay. (Sigh!)
    Chris

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  9. I'm definitely jealous. You write beautiful poetry. You inspire me to push myself and try some in future posts. Like Elsie said, I love the contrast between the morning and afternoon and how it parrallels the contrast of winter and spring ~ makes your writing powerful. :)

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  10. I love the way you made "raindrops" fall! We had just the same kind of day yesterday: beautiful and springy in the morning, to giant windy black thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. Now today it's freezing cold!

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  11. How many times have I walked into a building knowing how beautiful it was outside, only to leave in the afternoon to gloomy weather again?

    Your poem captures that idea wonderfully. Such a talent you have!

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  12. Michelle,
    What a delightful poem! I love the way it begins with the hope of spring, but winter keeps interrupting. So true. Like you, I've heard the birds chirping in the morning. Beautiful!

    Cathy

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  13. Love how you play with white space in your poems. I have to admit, it has felt like spring in Michigan for a while. We hardly had a winter. So strange this year. Hey, you just gave me an idea for a slice! :)

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  14. I love your poem! It is perfectly captures our "winter" here this year too. My kindergartners are having a hard time grasping the idea of seasons and winter. We've talked bout animals hibernating and birds flying south. The kids say " But Ms. Kessler you said that the animals hibernate I saw a (insert hibernating animal) yesterday in the park". They've seen winter before but that was a year ago and when your 5

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts.