Spring’s Harbinger


Lush greens abound.
Bursting with buds,
trees assume new hues:
variegated greens.

Lawns are dotted with bright yellow
dandelions.  Spring’s harbinger,
the Lily of the Valley,
has not made an appearance.


Nature’s sense of humor has
provided a cruel joke:
frost and a forecast
of snow the next two nights.

Never mind. Bundle up.
Prepare and plant the gardens.
Listen to the birds and
enjoy the backdrop!




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10 Responses to Spring’s Harbinger

  1. Happy Spring! 🙂 Enjoyed your poem… xo

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    • Thanks Bette. I enjoyed yours as well on FB. Heavy rains yesterday and today with snow forecast for the next two nights. Probably will just amount to a trace and low temperatures. There is such a burst of growth. I need to fill my eyes and thoughts with nature. It is so soothing. ^__^

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  2. Tom says:

    Beautiful pictures to accompany your spring poem! Hopefully it won’t snow and the flowers can bloom unimpeded. I can’t wait to see how your garden turns out this year!

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    • Thanks for your kind comment, Tom. The birds have been visiting the hanging flower baskets on the front porch too. Except for fall-like temperatures, the gardens are lovely now. ^__^


  3. Annika Perry says:

    A lovely welcoming poem to Spring even if frost is forecast! Your neighbourhood looks so different without the snow!! Hoping the warmth comes soon and all flowers in full bloom! I’ll await those photographs and hopefully a new poem! 😀❤️️

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    • I see our Lily of the Valley. I’ll have to put some of the blossoms in a small vase which actually used to be an inkwell at my old Massachusetts school! Thanks for your comment. The neighborhood does look different without the snow. Enjoy the day and writing! ^__^

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  4. Arno Bode,cologne,Germany says:

    Liebe Mary Ann,
    mit ausgewählten Worten hast Du wieder das Erwachen der Natur zum Frühlingsanfang beschrieben. Mit den Bildern , die Du zur Untermalung gewählt hast, vermittelst Du Deinen
    Lesern ganz plastisch das Frühlingserwachen. Allerdings ist das schönste Foto , das Foto,
    das die Schriftstellerin selbst zeigt.
    Deine Ausstrahlung und Dein charmantes Lächeln kann wohl kaum von der Frühjahrssonne
    erreicht werden.
    Ich freue mich schon jetzt auf Deine Beschreibungen der kommenden Jahreszeiten.
    In Deiner schriftstellerischen Arbeit steckt so viel Herz, daß es eine große Freude bereitet,
    Deine Werke zu sehen und zu lesen.
    Alles Liebe und Gute für Dich und Deine Familie
    Dein Arno

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    • Greetings Arno, your words astonish and humble. My love of nature is hopefully depicted in words and images. I am one of many who do this, but it means so much to have such lovely words directed my way. As I listen to opera and write, I am also inspired by the busy birds making nests inside the bird houses and hanging flower baskets. What a joy to observe them. So now onward with my writing. Thank you also for the kind wishes for my family and me. Likewise across the pond to you and yours. Deine Mary Ann ^__^


  5. bernard25 says:

    Bonsoir ou bonjour

    Tiens je pense à toi

    Aux gentils messages que tu m’apportes sur mon blog

    C’est comme un rayon de soleil

    Ceux-ci me mettent du bleu au cœur et celui-ci resplendit de joie

    Quel bonheur que tu me donnes

    Que de joie j’éprouve

    Je tiens à te remercier

    Belle journée ou belle soirée

    Bisous Bernard

    Un Peu De Tendresse

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