The Morning Season

The sky sings of flocks of geese amassing
Feathered arrow aimed at day’s twilight
Even sunlit clouds break up for their passing

Rivers change their garb, no more ice glassing
Over Spring’s sequestered treasures hid from sight
The sky sings of flocks of geese amassing

Gone the blankets for the bears a-sleeping
While trees begin to dress to meet the flight
Even sunlit clouds break up for their passing

Softer than a breath the air is asking
Earth to awake gently from its night
The sky sings of flocks of geese amassing

Buds lift up their faces and start laughing
Stretching toward the sky they look so slight
Even sunlit clouds break up for their passing

Don’t miss the Spring, a morning moment’s flight
The break of day ends the fast of night
The sky sings of flocks of geese amassing
Even sunlit clouds break up for their passing

dVerse prompt is the Villanelle. A poem of 19 lines. 5 tercets, 2 quatrains, and 2 refrains. It took a long time.

I feel like like I am auditing a class. I want a degree!

 

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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18 Responses to The Morning Season

  1. kim881 says:

    Geese are seasonal reminders, Mary, and I love your repeating line ‘The sky sings of flocks of geese amassing’ – the sound of geese overhead at twilight is wonderful. I also like the lines:
    ‘Softer than a breath the air is asking
    Earth to awake gently from its night’.

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  2. Oh, that’s glorious. Worth every moment. The repetition works perfectly, each stanza could stand alone, but together they are something special. I love the theme, you capture that moment of Spring so well.

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  3. This has a lovely feel to it. I think it would be even better if you fiddled around with the line lengths to get them all the same. Just a thought. I’m a rhythm nut 🙂

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  4. Sabio Lantz says:

    Wow, another Spring poem. Very beautiful.

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  5. Glenn Buttkus says:

    You had me at /softer than a breath the air is asking/. Your command of the form works fine. One needs not match line length or count syllables; like with the pantoum, the key is in the refrains. Spring is sprung all over the place here. I sit on my deck and babble to the blossoms.

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  6. Grace says:

    I specialy love this line: Don’t miss the Spring, a morning moment’s flight.

    A beautiful welcome of spring season Mary. Thanks for joining in our Villanelle challenge.

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  7. msjadeli says:

    I like all of the images of the season in your villanelle. Your effort has created something beautiful.

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  8. Thank you! I appreciate the encouragement.

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  9. I love the sense you have of spring… so many things to love in this

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  10. I love villanelle at any time any you have done the form proud.

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  11. Truedessa says:

    When I came to this part of the villanelle, I smiled, these words just spoke to me.

    Softer than a breath the air is asking
    Earth to awake gently from its night
    The sky sings of flocks of geese amassing

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