Spring forward

honeybees busily

mingle with flowers

a menagerie of pink, white and blue blooms

reminders of springtime

and warm sunny days

the wintry days of life

a mindset chiller

yet seeing those first flowers raise our spirits

as we seek renewal

our thoughts flow humbly

golden nectar sweetened

by nature herself

as spring flowers pop out of their winter homes

their joy reaches our soul

sunshine fills our hearts

Saddle Up Saloon; Colleen’s Double Ennead Challenge No. 2

The Double Ennead comprises five lines with a syllable count of 6/5/11/6/5, (33 SYLLABLES per stanza) 3 STANZAS EACH = 99 SYLLABLES, NO MORE, NO LESS! Punctuation and rhyme schemes are optional and up to the poet.

From Colleen, this month, let’s work with the theme of spring. Write your poetry inspired by an image, a photograph, the view outside your window, another piece of poetry like found poetry, or even a song. It’s up to you! Share whatever inspired you to write your poem.


Photo by Simon Berger from Pexels

16 responses to “Spring forward

  1. Nicely done! 🙂 ❤

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  2. A beautiful scene set for spring to arrive.

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  3. Gorgeous, so invigorating ❤️🍁

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  4. I love spring, Franci. You’ve captured the essence of the season. I like how you used the blooming flowers as what brightens our souls. It’s true. Those first flowers of spring are what get us excited! I’ve not seen any daffodils in my neighborhood… I hear the deer like them! ❤

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  5. Michael Todd

    Eugenia, your regenerative powers are on full display here. I love your reflections on renewal. And, I am quite fascinated with this poetic form. It is new to me.

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  6. Pingback: Saddle Up Saloon: Double Ennead Challenge No. 2, Recap – Colleen M. Chesebro

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