"Sovereignty of the Fairest Season" - a poem honoring the majesty of springtime


A Simple Poem to Springtime

Her Majesty ascends the throne in joy today

and gazes fondly at her luxuriant domain

Her subjects bow in multi-hued array

in homage to this monarch’s lavish reign


(Forgotten is the Ice Queen, banished now,

from land that was so dreary and so bleak

till came the heralded furry pantomime

concluding at a glance: not six more weeks)


Raindrops make the flowers bloom.
Raindrops make the flowers bloom. | Source

The sun rays from the scepter in her regal hand

shine down below and make the grass sprout green

Her hair has raindrops flowing from each strand

Rain falls to earth and covers it with sheen


Ah-h-h...the lush greenery of spring!
Ah-h-h...the lush greenery of spring! | Source
Her yellow-and-black striped workers gathering nectar from glorious blooming handmaidens....
Her yellow-and-black striped workers gathering nectar from glorious blooming handmaidens.... | Source
Feathered babies....
Feathered babies.... | Source

Her workers clothed in yellow striped with black

steadfastly tend their tasks within her gardens

in deference to her sovereign springtime almanac

(This fulsome ruler brooks no delay or pardons)


Resurgence is the coinage of her wondrous realm

and of this rule she tolerates no exceptions

Her abundant fertility rites may somewhat overwhelm

yet their renaissance provides well-timed conception


Her minstrels visit in their fine-feathered plumes

and melodiously croon to her songs with praises

Glorious blooming handmaids waft heady perfumes

but share them not with simple fields of daisies


Court jesters frolic and bury their surprises

expecting to recover them all next fall

Should they forget, a sapling soon arises

From an acorn the mighty tree springs tall


Court jester uncovered a buried surprise!
Court jester uncovered a buried surprise! | Source
Another sign of spring's warmer weather--kids outdoors flying kites!
Another sign of spring's warmer weather--kids outdoors flying kites! | Source

This scene enacts each year in fecund precision

Spring is the coup d’etat offered to mother earth

that overcomes winter’s sluggish indecision

as the grandest season assures abundant rebirth


I must confess that this poem contains several suggested words and phrases that came from my son Russ. Neither he nor I recall which he offered, or which I kept, so I share credit for this poem with him. You will remember, I hope, that I do not claim to be a poet. Although these verses may rhyme, they (mostly) do not scan. Poetry is not my gift, but I do try it occasionally. Fortunately, the mood doesn't struck me often, but the emergence of spring is likely to inspire anyone to poetry....JayeWisdom

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JayeWisdom 23 months ago from Deep South, USA Author

Thanks, Paula. I think the arrival of spring will be greeted with joy around the country. I do hope your "run-in" with ice didn't break any bones. Take care and enjoy spring when it (finally) gets to you. In the interim, look at lots of springtime pictures and dream of planting flowers.


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fpherj48 23 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Jaye...Positively awesome, GF. I do not hesitate to admit that Spring is, amongst many lovely things, a huge relief. We're not so close at this point, but the anticipation is exciting. Our past 2 winters have been overwhelming...in a bad way. Just a couple of days ago I had a run-in with some lingering ice patches.

I've never been more ready for Spring. Your amazing poem is uplifting...UP++++

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JayeWisdom 3 years ago from Deep South, USA Author

Thank you, Au fait - Spring is very lush here in Mississippi, especially since it rains so much then. All the greenery and flowers are beautiful. It usually gets pretty hot here before summer is "official", but the humidity and continued rain ensure lots of growing things.

I lived in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area for 8 years and really liked it there.

Thanks for sharing my little poem.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas

Here in Texas, spring is the best time of year (IMO) because that is when everything is lush and green and profuse in blossoms and flowers. The weather has not yet gotten unbearably hot (most years, but not all), and it's possible to be outside and enjoy nature. For a non-poet, you express your thoughts very well. Voted up and beautiful! Will share since I have many poets among my followers who will surly enjoy this poem.

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JayeWisdom 4 years ago from Deep South, USA Author

Thank you, Laurinzo. You're very kind. I'm so glad you enjoyed this poem. Jaye

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Laurinzo Scott 4 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

I am absolutely floored by this poem...this is beautiful Jaye... and stop being so modest... you do have a gift with words

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JayeWisdom 5 years ago from Deep South, USA Author

Thank you, epi, for your kind words.

I hope you enjoyed looking out over your lake, as well as the millions of twinkling stars in the firmament. Nature often gives us a beautiful show if we're wise enough to enjoy it.


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epigramman 5 years ago

...such lovely heartfelt words and thank your wonderful son from me too for his most valued input.

And with the poetry genre I always say - write from your heart and the mind will always follow and you have certainly succeeded here admirably on both counts - and this piece of writing has left me with such a nice feeling I will go out now and look at the clear sky over my lake and gaze at the stars right now and wish you both well in terms of health and happiness.

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JayeWisdom 5 years ago from Deep South, USA Author

Thanks, Suzanne...I've written very little poetry, and never attempt free verse at all. Occasionally, however, the urge will strike, and whatever happens, happens....


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justmesuzanne 5 years ago from Texas

Lovely! I haven't written poetry for a very long time...perhaps I will think about it a bit :) Voted up and beautiful!

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JayeWisdom 5 years ago from Deep South, USA Author

Thank you so much, jami, for your thoughtful comments. It isn't that I'm modest. I just don't think my strength as a writer is poetry. I haven't written much of it, and what little I've written has usually been from impulse. I'm glad you enjoyed this one.


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jami l. pereira 5 years ago

I voted this up and beautifl , im not a poet either , i think you either know this is really good or you are just being modest , keep writing ! poetry and all! i really enjoyed this piece :) have a great weekend !:)You are an incredible writer !

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JayeWisdom 5 years ago from Deep South, USA Author

Thanks, Keith, for your kind comment re my simple effort. As said before, I don't have the gift for poetry and am a bit embarrassed to show my amateur efforts at rhyme on HP. There are so many really good poets posting here (including you, my friend). Thanks for reading my little poem. JAYE

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attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

Poetry is often prompted by something simple, like the changing of a season. Then it's multifaceted layers prove that it is anything but simple. Lovely!

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