4.06.2013

Out Loud & Flowering

Let’s follow Spring’s example
with her inevitable
rocket-from-the-earth quality,
enviable lack of manners
& not-gonna-quiet-this color.
We’re all happy to hear her sing.
Nobody thinks of telling Spring
to use her inside Voice.

For day six of 30 in April, Peggy asked the Real Toads to go outside.

19 comments:

  1. I love your unique perspective on all things, Marian, and this is no exception. Subtle use of personification brings the season alive and I love the compound descriptives.

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  2. well done - you are nailing both quantity and quality! Love that term "inside voice"!

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  3. You convey the incredible speed with which everything suddenly bursts forth: you can watch things grow outside, [better than paint drying indoors]

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  4. YES! Outrageous, uproarious Spring. My kinda season.

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  5. I LOVE this - yes, no inside voice for spring!

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  6. oh yes, truly amazinglywonderful

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  7. Irrepressible, isn't she! And hopefully contagious.!!!
    I remember visiting a weaver in Mexico. I was drawn to subdued tones and abstract patterns. Most of her pieces were wild with color and imitative image. She asked why I didn't like those. I told her I liked them but that I preferred things to reflect the natural world. I remember her unfettered response as if it were yesterday (it was forty years ago). Oh, but look around you at the flowers, Seniorita. All the colors. They are there, no?

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  8. When I read this I know it's time to bring some daffodils in to brighten up the inside.

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  9. Love this. If nature bursts out singing, so can I!

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  10. Fabulous! I'm sure Spring doesn't even have, and certainly doesn't need, an Inside Voice.
    The only sign of spring here so far, the earliest sign every year — the sticky things that fall off the trees and stick to the dog. The dog is supposed to drop them somewhere else, so new trees can grow, but she brings them into the house, where they are plucked and put into the trash.
    K


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  11. Love the spirit of this poem!! Makes me think of the amazing beauty of spring when we lived for a time in a place with cold, gray and snowy winters. No inside voice for sure!

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  12. "rocket-from-the-earth quality," Yes, I think this is just how we need to go forward in life!!! So vibrant, Marian...great write! :)

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  13. Think I agree - Spring has no manners!

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  14. Yes! We can all learn a thing or two from nature ... speak up, be creative and colorful. Love this, Marian :)

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  15. I want Spring to sing her high soprano, that's for sure!! LOVE this. Totally.

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  16. :) looks like a lotta folks have been being too quiet all winter!

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  17. that last line, I have quoted (and given you all the credit) so many times the last week , I truly love telling people that you wrote such a fantastic line about SPRING. xo

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