Posted by: JulieAloha | April 1, 2017

365 Gratitude Project – Day 91: Poetry Month

April 1, 2017

April is National Poetry Month, begun by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. In celebration I’m going to try to support my entries this month with this art form of the written word put to page and screen.

The Enkindled Spring
D. H. Lawrence

This spring as it comes bursts up in bonfires green,
Wild puffing of emerald trees, and flame-filled bushes,
Thorn-blossom lifting in wreaths of smoke between
Where the wood fumes up and the watery, flickering rushes.

I am amazed at this spring, this conflagration 
Of green fires lit on the soil of the earth, this blaze
Of growing, and sparks that puff in wild gyration,
Faces of people streaming across my gaze.

And I, what fountain of fire am I among
This leaping combustion of spring? My spirit is tossed
About like a shadow buffeted in the throng
Of flames, a shadow that’s gone astray, and is lost.

This is also my niece’s birthday; Happy Day, Robin!


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