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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Spring (the season) (07/23/09)

TITLE: For New Life We Thirst
By Mona Purvis
07/28/09


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For New Life We Thirst


Oh, beautiful, longed for, season of Spring
Giving us treasures fit for a king,
Offering to Heaven notes the birds sing
In flight as they conquer life on the wing.

Come Daffodils, Crocus, show us your bloom
Lift arms of Glory to God from your womb.
Bright colors your arsenal against Winter's gloom,
Filling bouquets for the bride and the groom.

Miracle of blessings, up from the deep
Yawning and stretching awake from your sleep
Promise of advent with gifts we will reap,
Memories of beauty forever to keep.

Poking their heads through snow-covered sod
Flowers sacrifice all... this present from God,
To offer us hope, they yield to His nod,
No matter how early, no matter how odd.

Fever of Spring, give warmth to the cold,
Son of the morning melt ice from its hold
On hearts, on lives, on doubts in your fold;
With mercy and grace more precious than gold.

Showers of raindrops grow green the grass,
Droplets of dew shine leaf as if glass,
Young chap's heart turns longing to lass
Boasting with swagger, talking with sass.

Winter gave us his measure of life at its worst,
His hold on it feeble; death now be ye cursed
By prayers sent to Heaven... for new life we thirst
And Spring is now here! The buds have all burst!


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Sara Harricharan 07/31/09
Nice rhyme and rhythm, this flows easily, making for a light read.
Eliza Evans 08/03/09
Many meaningful phrases here.

You gave me some wonderful pictures in my head through your words.

Wonderful choice of words with womb of crocuses, daffodils etc. And I like the "Boasting with swagger, talking with sass" :)

Laury Hubrich 08/03/09
Why would you say this was simple and weak? I thought it was awesome. I love your descriptions. Very good job! Just because you don't have many comments doesn't mean it's weak. So glad you left a hint so I could read this wonderful poem.
Joy Faire Stewart08/03/09
I enjoyed the softness of the poem, espcially the 5th and last stanza.
Ada Nett08/04/09
Vivid descriptions especially in the last stanza where winter loses its hold and spring overcomes!
Bryan Ridenour08/04/09
Wonderful poetic look at Spring. I especially liked the phrase: "To offer us hope, they yield to His nod..." Nicely done!
Verna Cole Mitchell 08/05/09
This poem got better with each verse. The last three were the most creative. I enjoyed your right-on-topic poem.