March 2017: awakening


Restive stillness: cell
cracks open.  Expel
darkness, pausing, touching seed.
The singing begins;
winter sheds its skin.
Spring’s sparkling dance uncoils, freed.

This poetic form is called the Alouette; you can read about its meter and rhyme scheme here.  I started with the Secret Keeper’s weekly prompt words, but revision has eliminated “health”–I know the Thesaurus says “dance” is a synonym, but really, that’s a pretty big stretch.  Related in spirit anyway.

Happy March!

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28 responses to “March 2017: awakening”

  1. Dead Donovan says :

    It’s almost time for seeds to awaken. Superb and succinct writing!


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  2. 10000hoursleft says :

    A healthy dance! Spring means I can remind you about half a haibun! It also means summer here is coming to an end…

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  3. memadtwo says :

    Beautifully done. I like the poem too.


  4. Jodi says :

    Love this bubbly awakening! So joyous and happy and hopeful to look at!

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  5. merrildsmith says :

    I love this spring “birth.” I suppose it’s another liminal space. 🙂
    We both had some singing/dancing spring plants!

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  6. sheldonk2014 says :

    Yes the singing begins

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  7. Jill Kuhn says :

    Awesome Collage and great verse, Kerfe! 🙂 I’m looking forward to the hope of Spring too.

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  8. Susan Langer says :

    I like how you say, “Sping has sprung.”😀

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  9. Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash) says :

    Lovely poem! This is wonderful…the imagery is mesmerizing. I really love this one! 😍

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  10. bymarion says :

    Beautiful work! I love the way the colors capture the transition between winter and spring!


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