Sunday, March 25, 2012

Spring's Tender Touch

Springtime rain sprinkled on the fresh mown lawn
The puddles oil floating in the sea
As winter’s lackluster melts away
With powers of an alchemist
Throwing acid in the air
To produce this breathtaking picture

Almost overnight youth has sprung
Nature’s acumen like artists
Who hone their crafts
As pastels sweep the grounds
Gauge the depth of beauty within
Supple greenery, steadfast trees-
Joy is spring’s tender touch

©laurie kolp

Prompt inspiration: The Sunday Whirl (wordle 49)- craft, joy, supple, alchemist, gauge, juices, tender, acid, oil, acumen, sprinkled, sweep

17 comments:

Mary said...

So many beautiful wordings in this poem. I feel this poem, as we just experienced the 'birth' of spring here in all of its glory. The last line rings so true to my own feelings:

"Joy is spring's tender touch."

vivinfrance said...

All the poets seem to be re-born this spring: I've read such a lot of beautiful poetry, including yours. Joie de vivre is the order of the day.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I have this vivid picture in my mind of the alchemist throwing acid in the air, and everything changes--for the better and brighter. Delightful!

Whirling Haiku

brenda w said...

The image of the alchemist throwing acid in the air is stunning. It will stick with me. I hope spring comes to Montana soon, and as beautifully as yours.

margo said...

Great theme, nature's alchemy, the magic that is the seasons shifting -- 'Nature’s acumen like artists
Who hone their crafts'.

Jules said...

Mother Nature - the first alchemist. Lovely read. Thank you.

Mr. Walker said...

Laurie, beautiful imagery! I like "As pastels sweep the grounds" and "Supple greenery, steadfast trees-". You capture the unfolding of spring so well.

Richard

flaubert said...

I echo Margo's comment, Laurie. That is my favourite part as well.

Pamela

annell said...

And I think I see your tender touch, perhaps it is just spring? Love this piece.

daphnepurpus said...

So beautiful! It really captures Spring magnificently!

S.E.Ingraham said...

Ah - this rings with Spring Laurie ... I love the images esp, like many, the acid in the air ... nicely done

http://thepoet-tree-house.blogspot.ca/2012/03/should-luna-soar.html

teri said...

"Supple greenery, steadfast trees-
Joy is spring’s tender touch." Your words, like the sun upon those new leaves.

irene said...

The alchemy of nature! You've given this great imagery Laurie. I really like how you end it: "Joy is spring's tender touch".

Paula Wanken said...

"joy is spring's tender touch" -- I was needing a bit of that this weekend and got it out in a field of bluebonnets...

lovely wordle, Laurie

Mary Mansfield said...

The images in this are simply stunning! Absolutely wonderful.

Willow said...

I love this Laurie, all of it, and the two ending lines perfect, I love steadfast trees and the finale, Joy...

Abin Chakraborty said...

Lovely poem Laurie.full of all the delights that Spring can offer.
I love the new look of the blog and your great interview at Poets United.