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Monday Poetry Prompt: Spring

Today is the first full day of Spring for poets in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumn in the Southern. It’s also World Poetry Day so let’s write a new poem for the new season. Don’t wander lonely as a cloud or wait ’til proud-pied April comes babbling like an idiot, strewing flowers as the soft rains come. Nothing gold can stay so post your poem in the comments below before the balloonman whistles far and wee.


About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.


30 thoughts on “Monday Poetry Prompt: Spring

  1. Glad to see someone else wrote about DST Unlike her, I am not a fan.

    Daylight Savings Time

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Second Act Blogger | March 25, 2022, 10:34 AM
  2. cinnamon croissants
    clouds waft— toaster tanning spring
    breaks fasts— soul sate lasts

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by william h mollohan | March 25, 2022, 1:09 AM
  3. Autumn Story

    Autumn Story

    I read Autumn
    the story
    of the last beauty
    the last fighting
    to stay dignified
    shedding armours
    of vibrancy
    the knight
    left behind
    a legend
    now in my wanting hands
    for my earnest eyes
    to see
    my mind filled
    with the battle beauty
    struggling to
    put it down
    and let it rest

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Cassa Bassa | March 22, 2022, 5:05 PM
  4. Love Comes in Spring

    Spring rain
    land on
    my love
    will grow
    new vines
    to circle
    your heart
    shielding you
    from blizzard
    wrapping you
    with tenderness
    only lovers

    Liked by 4 people

    Posted by Cassa Bassa | March 22, 2022, 2:56 AM
  5. The day is brighter
    2 minutes 16 seconds
    than the day before

    Blue sky or cloudy
    it does not matter at all
    still we have more light

    Daylight Savings Time
    Oh how many folks love you
    Lying to ourselves

    The bright morning star
    Heralds the coming daylight
    No matter the clock

    We seek order in the dark
    Less than yesterday

    Liked by 4 people

    Posted by Chris Clarke | March 21, 2022, 10:03 PM
  6. Spring Song

    The mind of the Mother is all-mind,
    the heart of the Mother is grand.
    The children of the Mother
    are as grains of sand.

    Her heart beats our time
    silently in leaves
    cues each and every bird
    to sing the evening through the trees.

    The hand of the Mother is formless
    from whence all form derives,
    the strength of form is beauty
    as the crackling line in the sky.

    Beauty the low murmured thunder
    beauty the insistent rain
    falling through particles of air
    to melt dust from the grain.

    The hand of the Mother continually begins.
    Creatures through grain renewing,
    Evening through rain renewing,
    renewing the heart within.

    Liked by 3 people

    Posted by ts19page | March 21, 2022, 11:31 AM
  7. There’s a beautiful, black cat
    who visits me each day
    I am sure he’s noticing
    the birds on my porch
    looking for places to lay
    out their nests
    as they visit
    several times a day
    Shoo now kitty
    don’t disturb the birds
    but come and see me
    by the by
    you are a welcome guest

    Liked by 3 people

    Posted by Lisa Tomey | March 21, 2022, 10:32 AM
  8. Spring, Sprang, Sprung

    What spring thoughts

    will roll from your tongue

    Let’s hear your sounds

    the birds chirp their praise

    for spring has brought

    the need for new nests

    where their babies will lay

    Liked by 3 people

    Posted by Lisa Tomey | March 21, 2022, 10:30 AM

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