3.02.2013

signs of spring

Ah, spring!
With your promise
of melt and mud and maple
to be followed by primrose
and crocus, the red tulip
bursting from the earth
like fireworks.
Spring!
You’ll be here soon,
regular as rain
or the phases of the moon.
You arrive, like clockwork,
and yet our routine
is to tire of snow
and bemoan your lateness.
Registering complaints,
the first sign of spring.

primroses ready for dirt, photo by Marian Kent
I wrote a first draft of this little ditty in a work session about Myers-Briggs personality types, in which we were asked to write a paragraph about Spring. If you must know, I'm an ENFP. Sigh.

19 comments:

  1. I love the promise of Spring and primroses waiting in their little pots.

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  2. I love this - complaints as the first sign of spring. How true. And what is an ENFP?

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    1. Extraverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving.
      http://www.personalitypage.com/ENFP.html

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  3. Registering complaints - that's great! So true, I'm really feeling this, especially with the warm day I had here today.

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  4. This made me smile.. Because it's exactly the way we act.. 'get here, get here'. Bemoan is a great word for it, it adequately explains just how ready we are for sunshine and tulips. Xo

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  5. You killed it with that last line! I bemoaning Spring's delay right up till the point I read it =]

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  6. Love how you capture our essence... and the earth's... white simultaneously enthralling us with your artistic presentation.

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  7. so so true, and i am guilty of this as well, after the harshness this winter has made me feel in more ways than one. either way you nailed it. x

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  8. :) i just realized that this coming weekend we set the clocks ahead! spring!!

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  9. yes spring ahead! glorious poem!

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  10. You're so right here, Marian, complaining is the first sign of Spring.
    K

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  11. lovely witty flowery take on spring and our own quirks.

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  12. Sadly not routine at all, but an absolutely first for us over here to have to scold Spring for its tardiness. Just hoping that this is not becoming a habit.

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  13. I took a Myers-Briggs test once; I scored so introverted, they couldn't believe I walked out of my hotel room to take the test. "(O)f melt and mud and maple" is simply a wonderful line, one I am exceptionally jealous of.

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  14. We keep hoping for Spring - even with the so called first day of Summer looming! LOL

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  15. bursting from the earth
    like fireworks.

    What a great way to describe the explosion of color.

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  16. i think this weekend spring may have finally arrived!!!! *crosses fingers*

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