Spring Mist


The air was warm and slightly humid,

A light spring mist

Came down like thin glass,

There was a scent of something

That was almost like newly mown grass,

There were no pretenses,

A gentle insect hum lulled the senses,

The sky offered quiet thrills,

And folks were hiking

In the rolling hills,

Everything was shiny and bright,

Clouds broke apart

Allowing in the sun’s light,

And bushes and trees

Were billowing white,

Throughout the valley,

The birds sang,

And the children’s laughter rang,

Wearing a spring mist on their sleeve,

A faint smell of moist soil,

A hint of floral fragrance

Traveled on a gentle breeze,

The spring mist filtered

Through an ancient sycamore tree,

Its graceful branches

Swaying gentle and free,

The winter depression

Gave way to God’s impression,

And it would always seem,

That a spring mist comes

In a midst of a dream.

© 2013 Frank Atanacio

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Comments 42 comments

Joanne M Olivieri 3 years ago

Such expressive imagery painting a beautiful picture with words. Nice style. Voted Up


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks Joanne :)


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Moms-Secret 3 years ago from Central Florida

Beautiful introduction to spring. Nicely written. & no one died in it, lol.


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

LOL silly.. how have you been :)


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Rosemay50 3 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Ah it looks as though spring has got to you :)) Love this fresh poem from you


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you Rosemay :)


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

Frank, this is an awesome poem. Wonderful imagery! Reading this made me feel profoundly calm and relaxed. there's nothing like the smell of freshly mown grass. I voted this up and awesome!


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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Frank, I'm in total agreement with the Doc, this is a beautiful poem with wonderful imagery. I love your softer side :).


Valleypoet 3 years ago

This piece was a treat for the senses...very nicely done..thanks buddy:-))


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dghbrh 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Beautiful and little different from your normal work. But liked it very much. Shared and votes up +++++++++++


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poetvix 3 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

This is a beautiful side of your writing I had not had the privilege of seeing. I was expecting crime and got glory. Thank you for a lovely visual to start the morning.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome .What a wonderful poem. Reading it reminded me of a stream flowing in the early spring. Looking forward to spring mists which here bring refreshing spring rains. Passing this on.


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks so much Marlene always good to see you, and thanks for your comment tobusiness, thanks Valeeypoet Gypsy Rose Lee, you guys are great poets and Poetvix and Dgrb good to see great hubbers on my page bless you all


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

After reading your poem I'm even more hopeful that spring may arrive sometime soon here in Ontario.

Voted +++ and sharing.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Oh yes Frank I really loved it !!!Voted up and shared of course.

Eddy.


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

Thank you eddy, Just ask Susan...:) for sharing my Spring Mist


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Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

Frank I have one word to describe this poem - Surreal!


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks Vin bless you bro :)


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Loved it, Frank, it's truly beautiful.


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you Blossoms


dreamseeker2 3 years ago

A dreamy way to look at spring on its way. : ) Had to be voted up!


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LaThing 3 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Beautiful, gentle, flowing....... So relaxing! Coming from you, Frank, it's that misty spring breeze full of emotional touch!

Voting up and everything....... :)


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

thats for dropping by dreamseeker and always good to see you Lathing :)


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Seeker7 3 years ago from Fife, Scotland

What a beautiful and captivating poem this is! I love the line

A light spring mist

Came down like thin glass

You evoked a feeling of dreaming where the images, scents and sounds are so vivid. I was actually smelling the scents, hearing the sounds and seeing your beautiful images - this is awesome!!!

Voted up + shared!!


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you so much seeker7


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MrsBrownsParlour 3 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

"A light spring mist Came down like thin glass"...I love this too!


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

Thanks for stopping by MrsBrownParlour


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

What a beautiful poem. It is like free verse and structure all rolled in to one. I like the rhyming,.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Very, very beautiful poetry here Frank! Really enjoyed reading this write.

Lovely work.

Voted up ++++ and sharing

God bless, Faith Reaper


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beingwell 3 years ago from Bangkok

I like the photo; as well as the craft you put into the poem. Voted up.


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you for stopping by and commenting Rebecca, Beingwell and always good to see you Faith bless you guys :)


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snakeslane 3 years ago from Canada

Frank, 'Spring Mist' is so gentle, like a watercolor painting. I know you are one of Hub Page's most talented writers, and I have to apologize for not reading you more. Suffice to say this poem today has been a rare treat. Thank you, snakeslane


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

snakeslane no need to apologize because you have been misinformed...LOL there's so many true writers here that I pale against. Try Vallepoet, Vincent Moore, Epi.. Lovedoctor.. then you'll see.. but thank you anyways :) bless you


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

Beautiful write Frank!


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you Audrey :)


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Express10 3 years ago from East Coast

This is beautiful. You should try someone to put some of your work to music. When your words transport people to another place, you've really got something special. I can't say it enough. Great job.


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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton Author

thank you express10 for your kind words


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QudsiaP1 3 years ago

Very beautifully expressed; your words reflect of a poet's mind and how a poet makes observations during a single moment.


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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton Author

Thank you Qudsia :) for visiting my Spring Mist :)


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Just Ask Susan 2 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Frank I've been looking for spring as someone seems to have miss placed it. I think I found it here in your poem. Back again for a visit this year. Have a great weekend and I hope you didn't get all the snow that we did last night.


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Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

I loved this beautiful poetry the first time I read it, and I loved it again. Lovely words written from you in this lovely poem of Spring. We thought Spring had sprung here, as it was so beautiful for a couple of days, now back to cold and next week in the 20s and I am in the deep South!!!

This was delightful to read this Saturday morning.

Enjoy your weekend,

Faith Reaper


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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton Author

thanks so much once again Just ask Susan and Faith Reaper bless you both :)

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