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 Category:  General Poetry
  Posted: January 3, 2020      Views: 46

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"Spring Suite pt I: Spring Melody" by estory
Spring bursts
Clattering out of the ground
On a windy day in March

Blowing trumpets of tulips
And daffodil clarinets,
Clashing cymbals of forsythia
Or playing a piano of dogwoods

In celebration
Of the resurrection
And the life everlasting

Springing into the light
From the long, cold dark
Winter night
Melting away
Like frost from the windowpanes
On April mornings.

The dream of the spirits
Ends in broad daylight,
Living color.

Out in the garden, frocked flowers
Proclaim the blood of the roses
A gift,
A ransom

And the condemned man
To dance with the iris


Author Notes
This poem is the opening segment of a trilogy of pieces within Spring Suite. This is pure, traditional free verse, open ended, free form language, pulsing out in rhythms designed to emulate the energy of the theme. I wanted to create an upbeat piece, full of music and images of instruments and light, as spring emerges like the view from a window as the frost melts in early spring, with all its color, all its promise. There are also not so subtle Christian connotations to this, especially at the end, in the image of the thorned rose and the allusion to the resurrection of Christ, freeing the sinner and bringing him up to dance like the flowers, with joy. estory
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