Jonas

Buds on magnolia trees
flaunt pink tips and lush bodies
anxious to shed their cold-weather skins.
Crocus and daffodil leaves stand tall
to decorate their earthen comforters
and shelter adolescent blooms.
All will wither and die
as winter snows dance spring
back into hibernation.

Written for dVersePoets, Quadrille 1 (a 44-word poem that includes the word dance, used with an object). January 18, 2016.

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11 Responses to Jonas

  1. Vb, you have me longing for spring, even though I’m enjoying winter.

    janet

  2. Dancing Winter through
    January.. first one here
    as well.. Azaleas bloom
    comes in January.. never
    seen by me either..
    when hell
    freezes over..
    now here iN
    Summertime
    January
    2016..
    anything
    seems possible
    now.. and perhaps
    this non-changing
    season is evidence
    of just that for now..:)

  3. Thanks for giving me a glimpse of spring. It is -12 C. here today.

  4. Oh I love how you used the dance… I think spring has a way of coming and going..
    As Karin Boye wrote.

    Yes, of course it hurts when buds are breaking.
    Why else would the springtime falter?

  5. Grace says:

    I certainly hope spring is coming very soon ~ Love – the winter snows dance spring
    back into hibernation.

    Thanks for joining us in our first Quadrille!

  6. Mary says:

    I do crave spring, but it looks like it is going to be a while!

  7. Bodhirose says:

    I loved your ending with, “All will wither and die
    as winter snows dance spring
    back into hibernation.”
    I don’t envy those upon whom the heavy snows and blizzard just pummeled. Sometimes spring shows up when winter isn’t quite ready to let go. Disappointing I know!

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