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

TITLE: Springtime Dreams
By
07/29/09


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Springtime Dreams

In a sanctuary calm and truly simplistic,
My creator God is quite artistic—
His purpose soothes both body and mind,
With nature’s melody and aroma combined.

to dream
…is like a beautiful song

Gone is the coldness of a long dreary winter,
Finest décor softened each frosty splinter…
Nothing and everything seems symbolic,
Yet…I long to be free and enjoy a frolic.

to dream
…is to explore the memories

Comfort is found in this heavenly bliss,
Visions of spring like a treasured kiss…
Spirals of color emerge from a wistful maze,
Fresh new scents mingle in this gentle haze.

to dream
…is just the beginning

Nature’s chorus awaken the senses,
And kindles some odd but natural defenses…
Will this day bring forth the finest existence?
I know within, there’s the creator’s assurance.

to dream
…is the joy of new life to come

Earth soaking rains fade like distant thunder,
A moment in time stretched forth in wonder…
To picture the beauty of God’s great creation,
Or…enjoy the aroma of the first carnation.

to dream
…is to nurture fresh desires

Awaken me, Lord, from these springtime dreams,
Let me rise on newfound wings
Stirred by the warmth of purest sunshine
And sweet alluring scent from the Mountain Pine.

to dream
…is the heart of spring

Blue skies above, soft greens below,
Images of the creator all around me aglow…
Transform me, Lord, for your intended calling,
Fill my day with new life exploring.

to dream
…is the essence of living

Baby birds and honey bees,
Instills the air with praises and jubilee—
Take me high on graceful wings, God’s finest art;
Let new life emerge from this butterfly’s heart.

to dream
…is to dream a springtime dream



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Ruth Neilson07/30/09
I enjoyed the flow of this beautiful poem!
Lyn Churchyard07/30/09
Beautifully written. Smooth flowing with one thought leading onto another in a natural progression.

I also love that the stanzas themselves form a representative shape of a butterfly flying across the page.

Well thought out and very well done.

Cute little butterfly symbol at the very bottom too - very clever.
Bryan Ridenour07/30/09
Very creative presentation and wonderfully written. Well done!
Amy Michelle Wiley 07/30/09
Ooo, I like this. Lovely poem and I liked the style with the dream lines inbetween each stanza.
Genia Gilbert07/31/09
This is very good! Smooth and refreshing, Like spring!
Gregory Kane08/03/09
Very clever formatting. I particularly liked the transitions between the verses
Mariane Holbrook08/03/09
Took me awhile to follow your hint! hehe Just looking at the format of your entry, it's so clean and appealing that you should place high on that alone! It's beautifully written and is a wonderful addition to your body of work! Kudos. Big time!!
Val Clark08/03/09
Yes, the formatting works well. This is one among many delightful images. 'Gone is the coldness of a long dreary winter,/Finest décor softened each frosty splinter…'I did find the times when you chose not to rhyme jolting and disconcerting in what started out as a rhyming poem: existence/assurance and Dreams/wings. Good to see that you are back in the headspace where you are able to create poetry again. :-)
Loren T. Lowery08/05/09
Beautiful and reminds me so much that the two words "dream" and "hope" are so often the same in one's heart.
Darlene Casino 08/05/09
It may have been awhile but you haven't lost your touch. Your poem is beautiful
Diana Dart 08/05/09
Beautiful in so many ways. Loved the "to dream... is" transitions. Loved the images of spring. Most of all loved that the MC was a butterfly! I really didn't catch that until the end, but it was a sweet, sweet surprise.
Sara Harricharan 08/05/09
Simply lovely! And I really like the butterfly at the bottom-too cute!
Verna Cole Mitchell 08/05/09
I like the clever surprise at the end. The imagery and transitions make the poem special.
Seema Bagai 08/06/09
Chrissy, I loved your poem. :-)