Spring’s Infidelity

She teases us with promises
Like a coy maiden flirts unashamed
Under her spell we bow to her prominence
Enticed, drawn and completely inflamed
Her soft breezes touch our skin
Inhaling her breath leaves us delirious
As we cast off winter’s cloak alone to our chagrin
As we unwittingly take her most serious
Daffodils play along and dandelions dance
To her elusive sway and we follow along
Indulging in her persuasive romance
Who doesn’t sing to spring’s jubilant song
And May comes and whispers,“Oh yes, you may”
But turns vicious on us all with a cold snowy day

Dversepoets.com Challenge is a fourteen line poem in any form. Suggested is a Shakespearean sonnet or a patriarchal sonnet, each having fourteen lines, but a variant rhyme scheme. My attempt is a Shakespearean sonnet. ABAB CDCD EFEF GG. Twelve lines on a given path and the last two, a Volta, a change of direction, or a punch line.

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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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7 Responses to Spring’s Infidelity

  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    Those late snows can make one wonder about the faithfulness of spring. After becoming delirious we are unprepared for more cold. Good description of the general mood: “Who doesn’t sing to spring’s jubilant song”.

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  2. kim881 says:

    Spring is fickle alright, Mary! We’ve had lovely sunshine all this week, but we’ve been warned of a sudden drop in temperature on Sunday and Monday. She’s given us flowers but threatens to take our seedlings with a frost. I enjoyed your personification of spring.


  3. poetrybydebi says:

    arg, I don’t like these tricks of hers and neither do my wisteria and lilacs


  4. Truedessa says:

    ha – spring is playing tricks here, its cold and it snowed last night.


  5. Fantastic… captures the spring in an excellent way. Love the personification.

    Liked by 1 person

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