A Quick Slice Before the Challenge!

I saw spring today.
I saw it in the crocuses peeking up to greet
And how the winter grass
seemed to be less drab beneath my feet.

I smelled spring today.
I smelled it in the heaviness of the air
It lingered there as I reverted inside
as I flipped and fingered my wind-blown hair.  

I felt spring today.
I felt it as dew drops against my skin
And on my lashes
as blinked and swallowed in the sun and wind.

I heard spring today.
I heard it as the birds woke me in the morn
Just a bit earlier, and happier
than the week before.

I tasted spring today.
I tasted it as I gathered in its heavy moistness
I treasured and savored it
like a lovers first kiss

I saw spring today.
I can feel it, hear it, smell it, taste it
I know it’s on the way
I saw spring today.
I hope it doesn’t change its mind
and decide not to stay.

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  1. I love the style of your poem, Tammy & the words in the lines move so smoothly through your verses. I especially like "I heard it as the birds woke me in the morn/Just a bit earlier, and happier/than the week before." Do you really see the crocus pushing up?

  2. We have crocus and jonquils already amazing isn't it!
    Thank you!

  3. Cute blog! I'm a new follower :)

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  4. I'm looking forward to spring. It's been a mild winter here in Chicago, so no complaining . . . but your descriptions reminded me of what I'm looking forward to!

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  8. Super cute blog!! I am a new follower!!

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