Emergence...

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By: Wayne Brown

 

Contrails on high stream in a sky of bird-egg blue

Flying far above the land; rapidly passing through

A shiny glint of polished metal with angular wings

Passing overhead bound on for distant things

 

 

Puffy clouds of water vapor dance in the sky

Riding on the wind and drifting quietly by

Brewing, maturing, changing on its way

Perhaps to bring showers in the coming day

 

 

Sun rays burning through a clouded atmosphere

The warmth of summer sun bathes all that is here

Grass growing; trees budding; fields turn to green

The world is waking up from the long winter dream

 

 

Birds flying all about building nests up in the trees

Flowers offering up their nectar to the honey bees

The cat is out in the yard playing with a ball of yarn

The mare has a new born colt down there in the barn

 

Butterflies flicker about on their stained-glass wings

Frogs are a croaking and the Nightingale sings

What an orchestration God has brought to the season

Celebrating the birth of spring, if for no other reason

 

 

Evening’s long shadows cast their lines to the night

The yellow moon of night sky comes glowing into sight

The world is in quiet solitude and synchronic harmony

Spring is emerging around; a beautiful sight to see

 

 

Watch the stars twinkle upon the canvas of night sky

The wonders of space emerging; distant they all lie

And in the evening quiet with the moon so bright above

Breathe in the air of springtime, the season that we love

 

 

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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

This was just beautiful the flow of it just slipped right off my tongue I didnt not even have to speak the words they came so naturaly! Thanks for the read Wayne.

smiles :)

bella


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

Wonderful work Wayne

Really great fluidity and rhyme

Fantastic descriptions and comparisons

My favorite poem of yours remains "Cold Winter Wind", but this one is close behind, and beautifully done

Thanks


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Smooth as a baby's behind!

You are the master.


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thebluestar 5 years ago from Northern Ireland

absolutely beautiful Wayne, One of your best. Co-incidentally I have just written about the same subject Spring, must truly be in the air lol


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@bellawriter23....Thank you for all the great comments. I am so glad you enjoyed it. WB

@BenWritings...You picked a good one for a favorite Ben..it's high on my list as well. Glad you liked this one too! WB

@WillStarr...YeeHa! That's a mighty fine compliment, Will. Reading your last story is giving me a western hankering that needs to be itched. I started one story but laid it aside...maybe I'll back to it. WB


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@thebluestar...It sure is Annette, beautiful day here. When I wrote that first verse, I was just dreaming of lying on my back in the warm grass watching a distant jet trail overhead and wondering where he was bound...then the inspiration of spring was upon me! WB


SilverGenes 5 years ago

Pure silk, Mr. Wayne. It made me smile all the way through. The video is still playing as I write this so I'm not leaving the page! Beautiful, beautiful day.... beautiful, beautiful words.


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

Simply beautiful and elegant. Voted up and awesome and, of course, beautiful.


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

Absolutely beautiful! I really loved reading this poem, so I read it twice. Voted/rated beautiful.


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@SilverGenes...Well thank you. I really had to work hard to match up that video. It was actually more difficult to find than was writing the poem! LOL! WB

@breakfastpop...Thank you...the words I find so dear! LOL! WB

@Pamela99...Thank you. Please return and read it as much as you like. In my imagination, I wrote it while lying on my back in the grass staring up at the sky. WB


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

Beautiful colors and images! Spring has sprung! I actually got a chance to lay on the grass today . . . on a picnic/field trip to a local public library. Life is good!


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@Truckstop Sally...Then lying there is the grass could only help you better understand why I wrote that first verse and what it has to do with spring...that is when we notice those things...laying on the grass looking up! Thanks much! WB


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

You make me dream of those upcoming spring days! It will be here soon! Thanks - what can I say? Another up and all that:-)


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@RealHousewife...It certainly is and it is so joyous to see...the miracle of life re-emerging into yet another cycle of the seasons. Glad you liked this one! WB


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Kidding? I love them all! I have poetry writer envy! Spring is my favorite season - summer here? Very hot and very humid - but Texas is even more so!


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@RealHousewife...Here are three that you may also enjoy: "Gravedigger's Ode" "Angel Flight", and "Simple Man". And yes, the heat and humidity will arrive soon enough here in Texas! WB


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maven101 5 years ago from Northern Arizona

Beautiful imagery crafted with a mellifluous flow that gave voice to the chant of spring...Voted up and beautiful...Thanks, Larry


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@maven101...By golly, Larry...writing this poem was worth just that one word.."mellifluous". Now that's a four dollar word and I am headed off to the dictionary now to see if I got a compliment! LOL! Thanks much! WB


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

You just have it all WB! Wisdom, a way with word and a sense of humor not to mention a classy Texan! Thanks!


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@RealHousewife...Quick Robin,to the BatCave! We must contact the Commissioner and tell him of this development. Surely word must be spread to the far boundaries of HubPages...let the celebration begin! I suddenly feel much like I imagine Charlie Sheen must feel every day! LOL! Thanks much! WB


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

You never cease to amaze me with your brilliance! And don't disrespect yourself, I was watching a little late nite T.V. And saw Charlie Sheen on a news show last night - you are way better looking them him:-). Plus he can't talk half the time - how could he ever match your poetic vocabulary! Now I must get in my bat mobile and take little children to the mall, bad momma I forgot today was a 1/2 day of school! lol back at cha;)!


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dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

All our birds are still in hiding to see if we have another snowstorm. Maybe we will have a sight of nature coming back soon.


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

RealHouswife -- You are going to give WB such a big head -- he won't be able to fit in his cowboy hat. Ha!


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@Truckstop Sally...So...that's what happen to my hat! LOL! I sure hope I don't become Charlie Sheenish! WB


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Truckstop Sally - I am such a sucker for those southern men:-) and he can always buy a bigger hat:-). Don't worry WB - I see no Sheenish in your future! you guys are so funny! I hope you both have a very happy day! I'm smiling already!


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@RealHousewife...Sally thinks she can find me a paying job for my writing so she has a vested interest in keeping my head out of the clouds. All I can think is "Show me the money!" LOL! WB


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I can't believe you haven't published several books by now - now get your booty going - Sally needs some investment $!


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

Beautiful imagery, Wayne. "butterflies (with) stained-glass wings" - that will be hard to top - even for you. Thanks for this treat!


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

Oh yes the dawning of Spring with all it's wonders of new born life. Butterflies hovering and being tossed in the wind with colors so majestic they take ones breath away. New beginnings for many as mother nature paints over the color of winter to spring colors. Brilliant imagery used here Wayne, Bravo, applause.


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@RealHousewife...My sister has her heart set on my getting published...one of these days maybe I can make that a reality for her. Thanks for the good words! WB

@drbj...some things are hard to top and the reference you make is likely one! Thanks much! WB

@saddlerider1....Spring and early fall always bring such highlight and color to the world. Thanks for the great comment , Ken. WB


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Oh yes I can see why!! You have a good sister too then! I will be in line at your first book signing:-)


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@RealHousewife....I'll be counting on it! Watch for my book tour hitting St Louis! LOL


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I'll wear all my booty armor too! Haha! I couldn't help thinking about you today WB - my girl's first softball practice is today - she had to play up and change teams this year - her new team name??? Hurricane:-) LOL


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

The buds are popping out. Brighter days are just ahead.


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@Woooo! Hurricanes! Read 'em my poem! LOL! WB

@Micky Dee....Yes, they are and we can use them as usual! Thanks Mick! WB


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

I know! Isn't that funny! I bet they will be too! They took first place last year. Syd says she wants her career to be playing softball:) LOL!

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