Saturday, January 11, 2014

Ode to Thaw


Thaw by a wonderful artist  Elisabetta Trevisan with the Toadies.

let me lay upon warm earth and feel
its life revive my winter hardened soul,
while you
warm the waters where I will splash
my restless feet in The Pond,
refreshingly
allow me to inhale the nectar,
with windows wide open, of air so pure,
as I joyfully
replace snow shovels with trowels and rakes
that I may turn over and enrich the soil,
finally
thawing this iced and cold landscape
where I may walk barefoot once more,
giggling when
tickling these ears with the sweet song
of spring peepers singing from the marshes,
savouring
senses enticed with your sensuous fragrances
from the garden with its bounty of flora,
weaving a garland
of crocus, snowdrops and ivy plaited in my golden hair,
all the while
Marjan Mozetich's “Affairs of The Heart”
wafts on the breeze, enlightening my own heart.

come quickly, I yearn for thee...Thaw


22 comments:

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    1. O to dream of spring Michelle, have faith it will arrive.

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  2. As I gaze out my window full of snow, I yearn for spring to come with its bounty of flora, weaving a garland in my golden hair ~

    Thanks for your lovely spring words for Real Toads ~ Happy weekend ~

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  3. You're welcome Grace and Thank You! for such a wonderful artist to write for.

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  4. You've painted this warmth and thaw so vividly...*sigh* there's nothing like that first fresh breeze and surge of sun to invigorate again. Lovely work, Cheryl!

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    1. I was dreaming of spring, thanks Hannah

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  5. What a richly evocative ode to the long-awaited thaw!

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    1. Thank you Kerry, I could have rambled more :)

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  6. What is spring if not this purest remembrance and invocation of it? You got to to the soul of the image.

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    1. Thank you Brendan, spring memories, ahhhh

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  7. I tried to work with this picture, but could not get it. You though have captured Thaw!

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    1. I had been looking at garden porn during an ice storm, how fitting this challenge popped up, thanks Robyn!

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  8. this poem and picture are meant to be together

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    1. Thank you very much Sam, as soon as I saw the gallery I knew that was mine mine mine :)

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  9. Perfect title and beautiful thoughts in this work.

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  10. 'weaving a garland
    of crocus, snowdrops and ivy plaited in my golden hair,
    all the while ~ how vividly nice...and we got thaw today! Thank you for warm hues of your words :)

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    1. Wooo hoooooo thaw! I can't wait for it here hum

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  11. Beautiful. So much of the country longs for this right now.
    And I have a thing for crocuses in poems, so extra points for that. ;)

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    1. oooooo crocuses too, they are such a harbinger of spring and can't wait for their colourful heads poking out of the white shite

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    1. Thank you Vandana, spring should be :)

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