Writers' Ink at Caledon Public Library

Spring Prelude (a sonnet of sorts *)

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Turned at last, the glassy days lie quiet

Surrended whites have been all sucked away.

Panting winter now paces like a cat

Afraid to sleep, sniffing conspiracy.

Hears the sound of pimpernels rearming.

Below, betonies waiting for the push

Unfurling bleeding petals and warring

Jessamine outyellowing the spicebush.

Winter’s spy the dodder vine can’t escape.

Gilia, tall meadow rue confer with

Sweet everlasting, milkweed, columbine.

Turned at last, the grey world will be gentianed.

Had we been half as worthy as the flowers

This precious fate could well have become ours.

by Hugh Marchand

*14 line pentameters, random feet, unintended rhyming, except last couplet

About Alton Chapter

The Alton Chapter of Writers' Ink meets the 1st Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Alton Branch.

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This entry was posted on April 29, 2016 by in Alton Chapter and tagged , .

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