The Cycle of the Seasons

Updated on March 26, 2017
Planted gardens of design.
Planted gardens of design. | Source

Spring arrives with bud and rain,

overwhelming winter's gain.

Colored flowers of every kind,

planted gardens of design.

Bees and birds flit and fly,

with seeds and pollen in supply.

Grass and weeds, they grow tall,

defying gardeners with their sprawl.

The sun rises with brazen hues.
The sun rises with brazen hues. | Source

Before we know it summer's here,

a time we wait for all the year.

It's time for frolics in the lake,

and barbecues of dogs and steak.

The grass is soft, every blade,

Trees make canopies of shade.

The sun rises with brazen hues,

and sets late eve with stunning views.

Autumn colors stake their claim.
Autumn colors stake their claim. | Source
Owls hoot at harvest moon.
Owls hoot at harvest moon. | Source

As summer gardens wither and wane,

autumn colors stake their claim.

Leaves stained russet, fire and gold,

dance on air with grace untold.

Wood smoke fragrances the air,

chilly and crisp, we sweaters wear.

Pumpkins, squash, and gourds festoon,

owls hoot at harvest moon.

Winter demands foliage die.
Winter demands foliage die. | Source
Time yawns it seems forever.
Time yawns it seems forever. | Source

When autumn’s final curtain falls,

the starkness of winter palls.

Winter demands foliage die,

to lie in state, drear and dry.

The entrance of frigid gloom,

propels us into nature’s womb.

Time yawns it seems forever,

mourning in ways whatever.

Thus the cycles of the seasons,

proceed for God’s own reasons.

Let us praise Him, give Him laud,

for His handiwork, applaud.

What is your favorite season?

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    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 12 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Lovely poetry. Love the poetic journey through the seasons.

    • always exploring profile image

      Ruby Jean Richert 12 months ago from Southern Illinois

      I love your rhyme, and I love the summer of lazy days....

    • whonunuwho profile image

      whonunuwho 12 months ago from United States

      Nice work here my friend. Your depiction of the seasons was right on and well presented. Thank you for sharing. Blessings. whonu