Spring Reflections-Poem

Spring has Sprung

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Spring's Entrance

Warm breezes wrap me like a baby in a blanket

filling all my senses with nature's sweet smell

Once dull and dreary becomes beautiful and bright

as nature's whisper becomes a mighty yell


Flowers wake from long slumbers

opening their petals to the sky

Birds journey back to their summer homes

dancing, chirping, long into nigh


The swamp makes a grand entrance

offering sights and sounds galore

the magical voice of the croaking frog,

entrances; making me long for more


I hear a sad song, bittersweet to my ear

the bird speaks a haunting shrill

Is it love song or eulogy, I do not know

I surmise it's the pleading of the whippoorwill


Buds pop up like Jack in the box

and like a little girl, I watch in awe

As nature springs back to life

and winters cold grip begins to thaw



Definition of Poem Versus Prose

The difference between prose and poetry according to readwritethink.org:

Prose- Most everyday writing is in prose form. The language of prose is typically straightforward without much decoration. Ideas are contained in sentences that are arranged into paragraphs. There are no line breaks. Sentences run to the right margin. The first word of each sentence is capitalized. Prose looks like large blocks of words. Poetry is typically reserved for expressing something special in an artistic way. The language of poetry tends to be more expressive or decorated, with comparisons, rhyme, and rhythm contributing to a different sound and feel. Ideas are contained in lines that may or may not be sentences. Lines are arranged in stanzas. Poetry uses line breaks for various reasons—to follow a formatted rhythm or to emphasize an idea. Lines can run extremely long or be as short as one word or letter. Traditionally, the first letter of every line is capitalized, but many modern poets choose not to follow this rule strictly. The shape of poetry can vary depending on line length and the intent of the poet.

Spring Poem

Are you sick and tired of winter and ready for spring

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LeeWalls 5 years ago from United States

Hello Minnetonka:

I can't wait for summer. The weather should be warmer at this time of year but because of floods and earthquakes it's quite frigid.

I enjoyed actually seeing everything in my mind as I read it. Thank you.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Lee-Ya, spring is taking it's time even though the groundhog thought it would be an early spring. Your right that with all the flooding and other natural disaster's like huge snow fall records, it just colder. I am so excited for spring to start. We're almost there:)


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

There's no season as exhilarating as spring. It’s the beginning of all things.


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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

I love fall but spring is, indeed the start of new beginnings. Going out in the yard and seeing a green plant pushing through the earth is a treasure found! Lovely poem full off hope and wonder!


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Yes, I get so rejuvenated when spring arrives. I don't even mind spring cleaning because like you said, it's a new beginning and so much to look forward to.


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

Very nice Ms. Minne'...

I love that notion - warm breeze wrapped youth potion

Where winter's wrath's now gone and Spring smells now throng

And finally, all bright greens come home

A dream to come true for all that we view

As ten thousand sweet flowers sing to me

A land oh so live as creatures now writhe

And song birds they sweet sing to amuse me

Now I must now confess even sweeter than thus

Is a flower wrapped little girl known as Minnetonka ;)


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks Poohgranma-I love fall too but spring is just one of the seasons that makes me act a like a kid again. I can't wait to start doing my long walks with my doggies.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

AAHH, such a sweet poem bbnix. Love your version of the upcoming spring season. Hope your having a Great weekend my friend:)


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Michael Adams1959 5 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

I love spring and the warmth and beauty of the next new season. Awesome writing!


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

I am SO ready for Springthis year. It is almost here in North Carolina. My computer desk looks out at a glorious dogwood tree in full bloom.

This is a lovely poem and I really enjoyed it.


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

The ice melts, to ready spring, to bring a smile to the little girl in you.


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Darlene Sabella 5 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

Ah, very nice my sweet friend, I love you poems through every turn of a verse. You are so talented and I am happy to be back here with you again. rate up up love & peace darski


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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

Beautiful. After this last winter, I'm loving the spring and the new life it brings.

Up and beautiful.

The Frog


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catgypsy 5 years ago from the South

What a beautiful poem. Spring brings a sense of hope, doesn't it? I live in the south, so we kind of jump from spring to summer very fast, but we try to enjoy the few spring days we have! Stay well.


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kashmir56 5 years ago from Massachusetts

Hi Minnetonka Twin, great poem, but where is spring it is not here yet, or will we just go into summer without seeing our beautiful spring ??? I hope it's gets warmer here soon !


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

We've had Spring here in south east England for at least a couple of weeks. There are masses of daffodils beside the roads and in the open ground, and on Common land. And there are a couple of blue tits outside my kitchen window trying to decide whether to nest in the mahonia, or find a box somewhere.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks Michael. I am so excited to see spring again. I am so much more alive in this season.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hyphenbird-Isn't it those little things, like your dogwood tree in bloom, that make spring so amazing. I'm like a little kid anticipating the new season.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

mckbird-Yes,the little girl in me is ready to play outside again. WEE:)


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hey Darski my lovely friend. So good to see you. Are you as excited for spring as I am. I'm a like a little kid in a candy store watching for signs of spring. Today sis and I got the rest of our christmas decorations off the bushes. They weren't plugged in anymore but were still hanging there. It's those little things that tell me spring is starting. YIPPEE!


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Frog Prince-Nothing like spring to get adjust the attitude. How can you be bummed when the birds are tweeting and the weather is lovely. I am so psyched!


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Catgypsy-Yes, spring is about hope when you really think about it. Everything in nature is coming back to life. Kids aren't hibernating in their houses anymore but are out playing. In my neighborhood, we all start hanging out more again because we see eachother outside. Happy spring to you:)


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

kashmir-Oh, I would so bum if there was no spring and right to summer. I am seeing the signs of spring here in cold Minnesota, so have hope my friend. It's in the 50's today which is so nice for us. Most people weren't wearing coats and I saw many in shorts today.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

I'm packing to come for a visit Twilight Lawns-LOL How great that you've already enjoyed some spring there. I think in Minnesota, we are so grateful for spring because we earn it after so much snow and cold temps. For me, the 50degrees today was such a blessing.


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Everyone is feeling sprite and springy and it's fun to read awakening poems like this one...it does make us feel younger


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

It really does make you feel younger. Thanks for reading my poem Fossillady.


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mannyrolando 5 years ago

Lovely poem about this wonderful season that everyone seems to want to see already this year, more than any other year! Fortunately for some of us we are in the heart of it already, and is looking more and more like summer here in Florida. I hope that this season arrives for EVERYONE soon!


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

I am so happy for you mannyrolando. We have been troopers here in MN and so earned our spring this year. Thanks for reading my poem.


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

I can't wait. I come alive in Spring.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

I think we all do. Happy Spring bp:)


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b. Malin 5 years ago

Spring is such a wonderful time of the year...how everything seems to awake and blossom after the long winter...It seems like a miracle. Thanks for sharing.


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epigramman 5 years ago

....well you are certainly a breath of fresh poetic air to me - my friend - and this is such a delight to read - it just made me feel so good - just like having you as a friend here at the Hub - and a colleague/peer whom I admire very much - and it doesn't get any better than that. Please look out for a 'surprise' card.


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

Simply beautiful.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Spring is a miracle for sure b.Malin. I can't wait for all it's surprises:)


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Oh Colin, I so look forward to your cards. I'm like a little kid, so excited to see it:)


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Pollyanna-Thanks for reading my spring poem. Good to see you my friend:)


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Spring time is one of my favourite seasons. Everything comes to life after a sleepy Winter. Spring flowers have to be my absolute favourites. Great poem Minnetonka Twin.


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shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

Spring the time of life and love and freshness, what makes this season so special is the dearth of color and warmth that comes before it. When winter has been hanging around too long the heart yearns for spring like never before ..well written. Thanks for sharing!


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks Acaetnna, I appreciate it. I am so psyched about spring.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Shimmering Dawn-You so get why I love spring. It's a new beginning. It is such a celebration:)


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UlrikeGrace 5 years ago from Canada

at this stage in the year I don't think anyone wants more winter...but half the fun is seeing the world wake up to spring and all the new that becomes evident! God is so good to give us this guft every year!!! Blessings it was fun to read. Ulrike Grace


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thank you UlrikeGrace.Spring is definitely such a gift from God. My anticipation of upcoming spring puts me in a great mood. On my walk today I saw lots of buds and flowers budding. I love it!


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50 Caliber 5 years ago from Arizona

Minnetonka Twin, I voted up and awesome, and more winter because our winters are so mild and summers so hot, great hub, spring is a new beginning of life though so more spring is best,

thanks for a great hub, 50


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Spring time is simply wonderful and nature begins to come alive after the cold Winter months. One always feels so much better in Spring time, just as your lovely poem brought a smile to my face.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Wow, more winter, I don't hear those two words too often in my state but I get it from where you hail. Thanks for understanding that spring in MN is a total new beginning. We so earn our spring and summer:)


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi buddy, (acaetnna)I soo need spring to lift me up. Can't wait to start walking my long walks. I feel so much better!


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

A great way to usher in the season. Had me hooked from the playful and poignant first line...


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Doug and thanks for the nice comment. I am so happy spring is here, finally...


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

Beautiful. Spring is like nature coming back to life. Your poem was lovely.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

I like that phrase, "spring is nature coming back to life." I think this new season makes us all feel refreshed and excited like kids. Thanks for your nice comment and coming by:)


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

What is it with everyone's writings being covered with ads? Did you try any of that, did it help? Hope you didn't get talked out of it especially the menthol drops to open you up and has a lasting affect, eventually.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Pollyanna. No, I didn't do that with the ads. When I look at my hub, I don't see all the ads you speak of. HMMM, how weird. Hope your having a good Saturday night:)

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