What season claims your soul ?

Perhaps its winters isolation the biting of frozen
winds or the crunching underfoot
With soul wrenching darkness of long
nights and the scent of soot

No? perhaps spring in birthing time
and perfect timing of trilliums
Or the sweet scent of new growth
dandilions by the millions

Yet for you maybe summer's warm sun
of whitewater dreams rivers and lakes
Or the goldenrods begin their golding
the shapes of cedar breaks

For me maybe its autumn mirroring
my age egging me on
Those colors of heaven on earth
something about a last song

Everyone song is a favorite ......a reason
and the perfect tune and rhyme
For the melody of the seasons
and the symphony of time

I always said of life that I dislike the consistancy of change and yet it's in everything we do or want , its in the very blood of life . Maybe its just my changes that always bothered me . Not wanting to lose the love of one seaon to another so quickly . And yet we say " they will all come around again " ........But for the uncertainties of living itself , or losing a day , a love , a life , that may be true .


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

This is a lovely poem about the seasons!


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine

I also prefer autumn, especially here in Maine. Its the most beautiful time of the year and I love everything it brings. Great poem!


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dallaswriter 3 years ago from North Carolina

Beautiful and I am with you on the season thing. But I do find that no sooner does another season end, then I am ready for the next. It is in God's perfect wiring that He seems to know when we are ready for change. Everything is born and everything dies and in between is the beauty and time for us to make memories and enjoy. Voted up and beautiful...


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Hi rebecca ! Thank you for that !........Cold over there ?........Ed


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Bizarrett , Ahh me too girl ! me too !....even the winter has magic ! Christmas lights at the coast !.....Thank you ..Ed


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

I began this thinking that I know which season I love the most...for all of the reasons you gave and a few personal ones as well. But by the time you had finished hypnotizing me with your words, I was sure I like them all the best.

Enjoyed this very much.

Sending you Angels this evening. :) ps


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine

Oh yes, a fresh coat of snow during the Christmas season can definitely be magical!


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snerfu 3 years ago from Madurai, India

Great poem. Like the river I think. Good work.


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Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Each season has its own beauty and chapter of life. When I moved from the East to LA, I missed the change of seasons, terribly. I moved back East, and was much happier. The season that is my least favorite is summer…Boston South Shore summers are very hot and humid. Your beautiful poetry captures the best that each change has to offer. Wonderfully done. :-)


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Great poem. I think I like autumn best - like you, I'm in the autumn of my life, or so I like to think! Maybe it's really winter! One thing is certain, as you write: change comes too quickly. We've been having summer holidays and I feel that I'm just getting into enjoying them and they end!


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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

I'm very much into Spring...for its freshness and rebirth...and also Autumn, for its lovely sights and scents.....but both for their "moderate" temps....since I'm not fond of too cold and I HATE sweltering heat and humidity.

What I like most right now...is this lovely hub!....UP+++


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Dallas , you and I girl , we got gods messege !.....Thank you for stopping by !....ed


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Pstrauie , Thank you , what a compliment ! Thank you for that , perhaps thats why we write no ? To share something inside each of us ! ....Glad you dropped by !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Hi bizarrett Thank you ,yes it covers all , even the seeds growing beneath !......:-}


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

snerfu ! Thank you sir , I appreciate that alot !.............Ed


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

GennaEast , Its hard for some of us to leave "home " I know That ! Thank you kind Genna!...Ed


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Blossom as I age the days fly by like flicking the pages of a book , and all I want is to slow down ! Ahh the young ones don't know ,do they !......I'm just okay with it all though !........Ed


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

fpherj, Ahh you are like me ....except you're just too nice !.....Ed.:-]


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Stina Caxe 3 years ago from Virginia

You are a wonderful poet!

I like all seasons for different reasons. I am lucky enough to have grown up in a place where summer wasn't too harsh. It is where I live now so I don't like it much here. I also miss the snow now, but when I lived up north it could definitely get aggravating! I think I like cooler temperatures the most, cuddle weather is the best!


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Stina , I think I like Cuddle weather too !lol.....Virginia is about perfect though isn;t it !......Thank you for sharing my writing !......Ed


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Denise Handlon 3 years ago from North Carolina

Beautiful, Ed. You had me at 'soul'. Rated up/Awesome.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Hello Denise , I hope are well and thank you dear !......Ed


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shiningirisheyes 3 years ago from Upstate, New York

You are a wonderful artist of words. Although I loath the Fall and Winter season, they are necessary as these seasons make me appreciate Spring and Summer all the more. As you stated, this is comparable in life as well. What good are the highs if the lows aren't there to show us how awesome those highs are.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Hi Becky my friend ! come on out lets have a snowball fight ! .......Go sledding ......penguin plunge !...........:-}

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