Saturday, March 30, 2013

Renewal

Spring is but a memory
like an old Polaroid snapshot
faded, its edges curled

Weathered by time
having endured a long winter
of frost and ice and gray skies

Slowly awakening
from a deep, deep slumber
seeds covered in white mantels

Soon, an explosion of green
yellow, pink, and violet
will renew this weary earth

Out of pure kindness,
tulips will rise
and face the sun again

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This is a new poem I wrote tonight in response to the Sunday mini-challenge at the Imaginary Garden With Real Toads. The topic is to write what this time of year means to us. To me, Spring is a time of renewal and change, but it has been a long time coming. We've had a very long winter and I so look forward to sunny days, blues skies, and feeling energized again to make some positive changes. What about you? Are you ready to shake things up a bit, perhaps try something new? Wishing a Happy Easter to those of you who celebrate it, and to everyone, peace, love, hope, and renewal. xo
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  1. Very nice, spring is in every one's heart

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    1. What a lovely interpretation of my poem, thank you :)

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  2. Oh, I do love kind tulips after a long slumber! Lovely thoughts on Spring's renewal. I do feel re-energized by the first flowers and green of spring! Wishing you a lovely Easter! xoxo

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  3. Love it...I love that tulips are so kind to rise again. :)

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  4. Beautiful! Buona domenica di pasqua!

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  5. The rising tulips will always be a sight to admire !!!

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    1. "Rising" was an allusion to "Resurrection" as well :)

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  6. Very nice. I have always favored tulips.

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  7. Happy Easter dear Loredana! Peace for you,for yours,for ALL.
    Warm hugs,Rita.

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  8. Your opening comparison sets up your theme very well. Spring is ephemeral - yet lives long in memory.

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    1. I think subconsciously I was also comparing Spring to youth, which lives in our hearts despite time passing.

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  9. Sei brava,complimenti e ancora tanti auguri per una Pasqua felice!
    Ciao!!

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  10. I am looking forward to this renewal of the earth and her beautiful colors ~

    Happy Sunday ~ Happy Easter ~

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  11. very lovely! both words and photo.

    happy easter!!

    xo

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  12. To see the renew
    Now in my view
    Is such a great show
    As there is no more snow
    And happy easter too
    To all at your zoo

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    1. All renews in Spring
      Mind, body, soul, everything :)

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  13. out of pure kindness, it sure feels like by the time they bloom!

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  14. J'aime bien ces poèmes spontanés qui collent à la vie, et font lien entre un passé fatiguant comme ce dernier hiver et et le futur avec les deux pieds dans le Printemps. Un sent que la sève Printanière t'a atteint et qu'elle est en train de te revigorer, te donner envie de nouvelles chose, de fleurs, de couleurs.
    Quant au polaroïd, ile st touchant par ce rappel d'une technique autrefois à la mode, oublié maintenant, sauf peut-être par des artistes qui ont su en redécouvrir le charme.
    Peace and love.

    Roger

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    1. Thank you, Roger. Yes, Polaroid shots still have a certain charm and nostalgia :)

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  15. Lovely! I do agree that spring is a kindness given to us by Nature after enduring winter. I'm ready for a riot of warmth of color. :o)

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  16. Bonjour Loredana

    Des changements...Oh!oui!...
    Changer c'est vivre...
    Ne plus changer c'est mourir...

    Changes... Oh! Yes!...
    To change it is to live...
    More not to change it is to die...
    (traduction reverso...)

    Devant la disparition des abeilles, nous avons décider de ne plus tondre une grande partie de notre propriété, et de l’ensemencer avec un mélange de fleur et d'herbe favorables aux développement de tous les insectes...
    De bâtir des petits hôtels pour les insectes...
    Et de faire plein d'autres petites choses pour leur faciliter la vie...

    De la poésie en action en quelque sorte...sourire

    Bien à toi

    Pascal

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  17. I really like that last stanza!

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  18. It will be a great kindness! Thanks. k.

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  19. Mama Zen beat me to it...the last stanza is my favorite, too. I love the poem, but the last stanza is superb.
    K

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  20. We just returned from Anaheim, where everything is green and the flowers are in full bloom. Our city still has snow/ice on the gardens, the streets are dirty, and the grass and leaves are still dead. I can't wait for spring!!!!

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  21. Happy Easter and I have a spring poem in tomorrow's post...love your poem as always just wonderful!

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  22. Spring has arrived here with a bang. In fact today is as hot as early summer. It seemed a long time coming to us and we didnt have the snows of much of the country, so I can imagine how eagerly others will welcome its belated arrival! I enjoyed this poem.

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  23. You have a beautiful way with words Loredana . And yes, I think we are all waiting for the sun to shine and give us that extra energy boost and wish to renew some things . All the best . xx

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  24. Such bravery, the Tulip, risking an early frost to help give us our smiles back! :) This is very sweet.

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  25. Beautiful post as always Loredana. I hope you had a great Easter!

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  26. A beautiful poem that evokes the magic of spring. Happy spring!

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  27. Such a lovely poem! I am definitely ready for spring. Winter has been so long this year and I need to feel the warmth of a beautiful spring day!

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  28. I live in Finland, so we still have snow.. melting though, hopefully in couple of weeks it's all gone!

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    1. Thanks for visiting all the way from Finland! :)

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  29. What lovely words it has indeed been a long winter this year. Thanks for your recent kind words on my own blog, which are so much appreciated.

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  30. Dear Loredana,
    Spring has taken on a new meaning for me. I have taken a break from blogging - except for my experiments with French poetry - and I am working hard to see just how far my novel NAGA can go. It is a very intense and exciting period.

    So it seems that I am leaving behind a winter of sorts too!

    Take care - buon giorno, mio amico!

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    1. Enjoy your break, Ninot. I love poetry in the romance languages--Italian, French, Spanish--beautiful :)

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  31. Because of the delay, and the fact that warmer weather (50sF) is starting to make an appearance, I'm feeling a bit of urgency. It's the calm before the [pleasant] storm. Soon, I will have to play catch-up with all the garden chores and activities that, while pleasant, are all being bunched up in a short period of time before everything bursts into bloom. So your poem really spoke to me, too. Thank you!

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