Saturday, March 30, 2013

Where is Spring



It should be spring,
but death clings to branches.
Spiny limbs claw the air
trying to puncture the frozen
bubble of winter.

Brave oaks await the robin's resurrection song.

©Susie Clevenger 2013

Kerry over at Real Toads challenged us to write a poem about what this time of the year means to us. Recently I made a trip to Missouri and was caught in a spring snow. "April, Come she will..."

14 comments:

Aurora Hylton said...

Very nice. What I always find disheartening is when the blossoms have come out on the fruit trees or the flowers have started to bloom, and then a frost comes along and kills them.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Your photo is so atmospheric - it looks so cold but I would like to take a walk there. I like the way the final line of your poem leaves us with a note of hope.

Loredana Donovan said...

Lovely imagery. The last line gives hope that Spring will warm our hearts soon :)

Grace said...

Strong images here Susie, specially spiny limbs claw trying to puncture the frozen bubble of winter ~

WE have the same bizare winter/spring her ~

Manicddaily said...

What a beautiful photo and the poem also. I don't see the winter as death so much but there is a sense of the trees clawing the air (and it's terrible if things blossom too early). We still have patches of snow here (in upstate New York) and I am sure there could be more to come! Thanks. k.

Marian said...

beautiful! i bet that snowstorm came as quite a surprise to you :)

Ellecee said...

Shared sentiments, Susie,,we are waiting for sunshine here on the East coast too. I like your last line,, we are waiting,,,

aprille said...

We are beginning to doubt it too. I thought it was the Gulfstream letting us down.

Mama Zen said...

Nice imagery!

Kay L. Davies said...

"The robin's resurrection song"...what a beautiful thought, Susie.
K

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Wow, up here we've zinged right in to early summer - HOT! Dogs panting in the yard, doors open, hummingbirds, bumble bees.......hard to believe there is snow in other places.

Fireblossom said...

Winter is only giving it up with resentment this year, I think. You caught that, here.

Fireblossom said...

PS--I just ordered Dirt Road Dreams. :-)

Margaret said...

!!! Love that last line!