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Spring Comes to Life - Poetry and Photography

Updated on October 23, 2012
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"I'll come back for you after frost departs..."

Thank you, Olga for sharing this amazing capture of a cemetery on a winter night. It just fits my poem perfectly.
Thank you, Olga for sharing this amazing capture of a cemetery on a winter night. It just fits my poem perfectly. | Source
The last leaf of frost.
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A blooming dandelion on a hill along the river.
A blooming dandelion on a hill along the river. | Source

A message about Spring: In photography and poetry

Photography and poetry come together from either a photographer or a poet's point of view. Instantly, pictures spell out words and messages are formed bringing out beauty in a different phase. These two factors contribute to one beautiful piece, whatever it may be, for however the viewer sees it. Hope you will enjoy the combination.

"SPRING OF HOPE", a poem

Buried cold beneath the hardened earth, my feet numbed as if anesthetized;

Long months of under soothing sleep, I clasp my tender strengths, paralyzed.

A man braved to visit his rested mother on one afternoon towards a dreary winter night,

Attended only by the unmindful small creatures hungry from the frozen ground;

He looked around and not one crisp-wilted condoling flower he had found.

He knelt right on, next to his mother's tomb and cried, “Oh, mother how I miss your lovely face.”

His tears streaming cold on his cheeks so pale; his body shivering in the moonlight's grim embrace.

The trees hushed as his cold breath whispers crystalized, he sobbed once more…

“There are no flowers growing around this time, mama. You are the only flower around here.”

“I’ll come back for you after frost departs, worry not during my absence for it is near.”

Then he struggled with his numbed knee and wiped the last teardrop from his cheek;

I watched helplessly in silence, nothing I can do to comfort this lonely meek.

If only I could show him, come the day of rainshowers, the birth of spring...

That I will be along his mother's grave, to return the kind of life she once shared;

Now, radiant, fresh and fair to repay his mother’s love for the flowers she had cared.

≈ ♥ ≈


Budding anew! Don't step on me, please.

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      What lovely poetry and also photography. The colours on the flowers are incredible, I am happy for Spring to be here and the flowers emerging!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hello Christy! Thank you for dropping by my Spring poem and also finding the early buds and half blooming blooms lovely. I'm so glad that you enjoyed this hub. We will be seeing more full colours floating around soon! Thanks again and cheers!

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      iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

      coffeegginmyrice, Your poem stands out! It is wonderful! "The last leaf of frost" photo was my favorite! You capured the leaf's fragility. It also seemed to symbolize the man in the poem. Well done and voted up and shared!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      What a wonderful comment you have for me and my work, Audra! I got up late today and it is the first thing I saw. You just made me smile a happy grin! Thank you and I'm glad you shared. Happy Easter!

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      Annie Fenn 5 years ago from Australia

      Your poignant poem was a beautiful prelude to the emergence of spring in your amazing photos. A stunning combination. Every image is exquisite, especially the white crocus and the fungi photos.

      An all round beautiful hub. My votes and best wishes to you, CGMR and sharing!

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      iamaudraleigh 5 years ago

      Amazing pictures...I keep staring at them...terrific! You have a great eye...spectacular!

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      Cynthia B Turner 5 years ago from Georgia

      Beautiful pictures, beautiful poem. Spring and flowers are all about rebirth and, most of all, hope. I think your poem captures that.

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Amazing pictures and beautiful poetry.

      A delight to read, thank you and voted up.

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      Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Wow ... what a treat of a hub!! Love your photos! Gorgeous.

      The drops of water hanging-off the flowers and leafs ... the bee on that yellow flower ... those photographs explain best my feelings when I say that some photos need no words to go along.

      Where did You get the shot of the poppy flower? Just curious - I did not see any growing in Ontario.

      Thanks for putting this hub together - made Mr. Happy's happy morning even happier. Cheers! : )

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hi Fennelseed! Thank you for your keen admiration to this hub. Indeed, the fungi is an interesting subject to capture out there from forest fallen trees, damped grounds and even out in the open grass.

      Thank you once again for you votes and wishes as well! Have a good day to you!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hi again, Audra! Upon reading this comment of yours, I scrolled on the pictures again and just made me stare at them too, haha. Thank you for a nice comment. Cheers!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hi Cyndi! Yes, it is what spring is about especially hope and no matter what puts us down or how down we feel, let's make "HOPE" our bestfriend. If we welcome hope, hope will guide us through. Have a nice day, Cyndi!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hi there Movie Master! Thank you for springing in and finding this hub a delight. Thanks for the vote too! Hugs your way and keep smiling! :)

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Hi Mr. Happy! You just made me so happy! The poppy flower is not a recent shot, it was in spring 2009 and around High Park, Toronto. Cheers! Stay happy always!

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      you my friend are a brilliant photographer!

      Mesmerizing pictures and brilliant poetry!

      Artistic " PIXEL VERSE".... beautiful to the core... I am speechless... i am not able to say something!

      In Awe

      Rahul

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Wow, I love how you expressed simultaneously, the death of one, and springtime bringing fourth the life of another, we're all spiritual beings in quintessence, yes indeed spring has arrived and boy is it sensational with all the colorful fresh plants, blooming flowers & all.

      Sensational hub here & the photography is exceptional, I love the image of the bee, it was so up close and personal.

      Awesome stuff! @coffeegginmyrice, voted up and getting pinned as well as shared everywhere else.

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      This is so breath-taking. I love your amazing photos! tHEY're so lovely!

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      I am glad those photos I took gave me the spark to come up with a poem. Thanks unknown spy! I love your own poems as well.

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      Joshua Zerbini 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Can I just say that these pictures are incredible, amazing, awesome, and beautiful? LOL, well i just did, and they went along excellently with your poetry! Great job! Voted up and many more!

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