Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Dreaming of Spring


Snowflakes fall,
as I dream of spring
beyond the white garden gate

Yellow daffodils
as bright as sunshine-
snow melting


My skin glows anew
like a silky tulip-
alluring

Hyacinths and the sky
as blue as your eyes-
mesmerizing


I awake in snow
from head to toe-
snow angel by my side

Not afraid to love
risking it all-
am I still dreaming?
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It's snowing, and as much as I enjoy taking photographs of a winter wonderland, I was reminiscing spring today. Our poetic friends at Poetry Jam invite us to write a poem about "danger." I had to put a positive spin on this being the hopeless romantic that I am. I thought of second chances, taking a risk, and not being afraid to love again. Thus, this poem was born, or rather it bloomed like daffodils, tulips and hyacinths in spring.
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My photographs are in response to the challenge at Pixel Dust Photo Art, where we are invited to post a photo with an "exit" or an "entrance." I thought of a garden gate as a metaphor for spring and new beginnings in my first photo. The third photo also has a gate along the water, as we walk along the journey of love, renewed and hopeful. This was so much fun. I hope you enjoy my post as much as I loved creating it!
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45 comments:

  1. Ha, your poem surely encouraged ME to dream of spring as well. I fear the snow will not be melting in a while. It is DANGEROUS to hope, I think. I haven't made a snow angel in a long time.

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    1. Oh Mary, I think it's dangerous not to hope. We must keep hope alive in love and in life. Thanks for the visit and the thought-provoking prompt :)

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  2. smiles....there is a risk in love...and of dreaming as well...dangerous business but then again without either are we truly living....they say we will finally get snow tomorrow....we shall see...smiles.

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  3. I enjoyed your preview of 'spring' to come!

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  4. Amazing spring haiku ... loved the visuals :-) and the last one is my favorite :-)

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  5. Lovely words and pics... beautiful, loved it.

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  6. Una poesia che trasmette serenità. Le foto sono magnifiche. Ciao

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  7. Beautiful words and photos...

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  8. Loved the hopeful feel you created here. Keep dreaming out these positive thoughts :-)

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  9. Un bel sogno e le foto, la prima precisamente, ricordano molto la dolcezza della primavera! Siamo tutti in attesa! ciao Cri

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  10. ...very engaging read... a true breath of fresh air... winter is getting too long but surely the wait will lead us to a better ending... i can read your heart hear again and again... endlessly... thank for the poem photo treats... i appreciate 'em... smiles...

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  11. I wish I had dreams like that! Fine poem, though!

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  12. Cara Loredana,nevica da qualche giorno qui ed un po' in tutta Italia... Non nevica così tanto da creare troppi disagi,così ci godiamo l'aria pulita e si sta meglio,in pianura,che dentro la solita nebbia.
    Le tue belle parole accompagnano le immagini creando un oasi di serenità dentro il tuo blog!
    Dopo la neve i primi fiori cominciano a fare capolino...ora so dove stanno i bucaneve,sulle colline che vedo da casa e gli anemoni selvatici.A febbraio volano le prime farfalle,le cedronelle cercando proprio questi fiori! MANCA POCOOOOO!!!Come è bello andare con la fotocamera a cercare i primi segni di quella che, per me, è la più bella delle stagioni!

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  13. Loredana, I love that photo of a garden gate, the joy in creating shows up beautifully in your words and photos! A nice positive spin:-)

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  14. Snowed here a ton yesterday and much more on the way. Can't wait for spring too, and more green to be in my view, like that shown by you.

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  15. It may be long in coming but just! The spring feeling may just be by the corner. Nicely Loredana!

    Hank

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  16. There surely is great risk when one loves, but oh, the rewards for ignoring the danger of heartbreak! Beautifully done!

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  17. hi Loredana! Have you seen my latest poem titled "Happiness"? check it.

    Your poem is lovely.

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  18. Like your photos and the poem--a positive spin on danger indeed. There is always danger in the world, in the best of circumstances!

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  19. Belle foto dai colori vivi...sembra essere vicina la primavera!
    Ciao Loredana...

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  20. Oh I am definitely dreaming of spring! I love the photos, especially the one of the garden gate. The poem was so beautiful, I felt myself magically transported to spring while reading!

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  21. I enjoyed your post very much. Love, life is dangerous and risky but we must enter it. This was fun. Glad you had fun composing it.

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  22. Lovely photos. I'm with you.....I start dreaming of spring the minute the weather turns cold.

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  23. Ah yes, spring! It's still a long way off for me, but these images remind me just how wonderful it will be. Beautiful images.

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  24. Gates really do elicit the thought of renewal ... of what lies beyond. A lovely interpretation of the theme.

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  25. Your words in your poetry are so beautifully matched with your photographs. I love your sentiment and I relate so much to this one especially. I have just joined your blog to follow you. Thank you also for your lovely comments on my blog...very much appreciated.

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  26. Alive the garden gate. I want to see beyond. Valerie

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  27. Your poem has bloomed into a stunning flower. Beautiful verses!

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  28. Wonderful photography and well penned poetry ~ love them all!

    (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  29. hi Loredana! Awh, that is so nice to hear. When my oldest daughter (age 34) was young she called black and white movies, "newspaper movies". Couldn't resist the line. :D

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  30. very lovely photos and writing, too. so glad to visit!!

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  31. Pretty pics. I've been dreaming of spring as well, as my mailbox fills up with catalogs.

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  32. Beautiful as always, Loredana! Everything you post is filled with so much meaning. You see the many layers of life! xx

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  33. That white gate must lead to a wondrous garden!

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  34. Lovely garden gate. Looks like it leads to a wonderful garden.

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  35. These photos are really a great contrast to what I see when looking out of my window :-)) Right now it is a rain/snow mix coming down brrrr . Lovely post.

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  36. Beautiful poetry and oh so lovely dreams of spring. That Garden gate is so inviting and lovely.

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  37. Joining with you in dreams of spring :) Lovely photos, Loredana!

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  38. Lovely photos and words..It was high of 55 today. A heat wave.. (:

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  39. lovely! sometimes we need to open our hearts to love again, even if we are afraid. {smile}

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  40. Oh, I am dreaming of spring too, and these are such beautiful reminders of it.

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