Cheer For Spring

Cheer growth –
beneath a heavy cloud cover
Canada goose passes
overhead, while I

Wander –
behind a veil of rainy grey
lens poised to capture life –
swallows swoop and
rise up

Rise up –
over rushing waters, branch high,
blackbirds huddle, demand
my attention –

Focus –
reveals newness: buds breaking through,
colours promising that
chilly winds disperse,
cheer growth

Cheer growth –
behind a veil of rainy grey
blackbirds huddle, demand
chilly winds disperse –
cheer growth.

(Cheer for Spring first appeared here April 2019, and is a Garland cinquain. Image my own)


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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

33 thoughts on “Cheer For Spring”

  1. I like this Garland cinquain. This poem lifts my spirits…so much hope. I found some more hope for spring this morning. Last fall I brought in an ivy and I had some petunias mixed in and they were still flowering. One of the petunias has held on all winter, although rather straggly and today I noticed a flower almost ready to open!! I’ve never had a petunia overwinter before.

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