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Newness, Aspiration and Renewal: Spring. To the Poetess Brenda Arledge


Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

Spring Prompt

Brenda Arledge believes that word prompts helps creativity. She says that she was inspired when stumbling across a daily challenge provided by hashtag: VSS 365. https://twitter.com/vss365official?s=09 and was inspired by it.

Brenda herself is now giving us prompts, to encourage our writing creative juices to flow. 'Spring' is her prompt for Creativity work 2:

"Each week I will be tossing out a word prompt to help get our creative minds starting on the right track.

This is the second week and the prompt is "Spring ".

Jot down a few verses or a paragraph. Whatever comes to mind.

Then send me a link or post in comments.". - Brenda Arledge

The Radiance of Spring

"The radiance of spring,

Is like the Light of Beauty

Walking on the soul of Love's delight." - Manatita

Spring Flowers


Newness, Growth, Aspiration and Renewal

As are our promises and constant modes of transformation, so too, newness and renewal have always been aspirational to creation. The soil is nurtured by the sun; flowers and plants spring up and bloom as necessary. Animals come out of hibernation as humans rejoice in the sunlight, heralding the season of spring.

A seed is sown in the womb of an embryo … a baby comes into the world and the joy of mom is unbounded by the virgin birth. Things die, only to be born anew. Summer replaces winter; birth is followed by passing and a new cycle of birth begins again. Ask the magenta leaves of Autumn, as they show us their visual display of majesty.

This cyclical act of sacrifice, is necessary to creation and endlessly transcending itself. All things sentient and non-sentient come and go; new life-movements emerge in the spirit of self-transcendence. When the new day dawns, flowers bloom and blossom with the sunrise.

The song-birds charm our hearts, even as – on the ocean – the waves rise and fall, tides flow and recede into their depths. But we talk of spring, of growth and verdant foliage … of daffodils, orchids and hydrangeas, the epitome of the delight of renewal and ever-increasing beauty. Its pageantry of butterflies, rainbows, virgin horizons and magical scents, fills our souls with solace, tranquility … peace.

As March approaches, let us all evoke this kind of awe and reverence, this paragon of allure, elegance and charisma into our lives.


Spring. A Free-style Sonnet

The embryo is ebony, silent; mysterious,

But out here it’s open, vast … engaging!

The baby cries, exposed in her nakedness,

To a bewildering environment of sweetness-Love.

The hush of silence glistens, as a mother’s tilted

Gaze, beams an unspoken joy in all directions. Everything

Is new: the surgeon’s scrubs, the cut, the virgin cry; the

Tilted forceps, still in range of the midwife’s careful focus.

Dawn peeps through the curtains, whispering

Renewals, as both Iris and narcissus change shifts,

Blossoming anew to the Light of beauty. Spring is just

As intimate: reverent, immaculate, unfurling with precision.

Calling upon the heavens to witness her grandeur, she adorns

Herself with sacred blue-bells, whispering love-songs to the rising sun.

- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 25th February, 2021.

Spring dawn


Colours of my Heart

"The colours of my Heart,

Can only glow in this vast

Tapestry of supernal beauty." - Manatita


A Celestial Renewal

© 2021 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on March 01, 2021:

Glad you liked it, Mary. Stay well and blessed.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on March 01, 2021:

I love the spring flowers sprouting from the ground. It brings newness to my soul.

manatita44 (author) from london on February 27, 2021:

Indeed, Audrey, you've captured it quite easily. Gratitude.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on February 27, 2021:

"Newness and renewal." What a beautiful feeling spring brings to us. Mother Gaia teaches us eternal wisdom when we are open to receive. With every flower, tree, and grain of sand, there are lessons to be learned. The greatest being love.

Thank you, my beautiful friend.


manatita44 (author) from london on February 26, 2021:


You write like you're rolling in it! I'll bring some fresh flowers 'pon the breeze. haha. Gratitude

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on February 26, 2021:

Great response to Brenda's word prompt challenge, Manatita.

Spring is a wonderful time of year. It signifies renewal, progression, life. With Spring comes breezy, less humid days and the fresh scents of life bursting forth in all its beauty and glory.

Ah, the fresh air of Spring!

manatita44 (author) from london on February 26, 2021:

Wow! Sweet!

Folks been talking about it a.m on Radio 5. It's a great feeling for many!

Ann Carr from SW England on February 26, 2021:

Yes, indeed, Somerset has had a completely deep blue sky today (well, Burnham-on-Sea has anyway). It's glorious and has lured me outside for a while. The sun is shedding golden rays on the bare trees behind the garden - beautiful! Thanks!

manatita44 (author) from london on February 26, 2021:

Yes, Ann. (Note 2)

You will have noted (I'm not sure about Somerset), but the sun was quite vibrant, energetic and soothing today. Hoorah!

manatita44 (author) from london on February 26, 2021:

Chuckle. Yes, Ann. Too true. Sweet!


Assalamu Alaikum, my sweet Didi, Misbah.

Thank you so much!

Aww Rosina, thank you so much! Appreciated!

Pamela, thank you again. Much gratitude!

Peggy, thank you so much. Yes, I have many observational spring poems. So I wanted to approach this one differently. Gratitude.

I hope so, Bill. I hope so. Gratitude!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on February 26, 2021:

Beautiful poetry for a beautiful poetress! May the poetry of you both live long after you have passed, and continue to bring pleasure to all.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on February 26, 2021:

What a glorious nod to Spring and eternal life. Brenda should be pleased with this article from you, as will many others.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on February 26, 2021:

This is a beautiful poem and it surely meets Brenda's challenge. Spring always feels great as the trees get their leaves and the flowers bloom. This is a very enjoyable poem to read, Manatita.

Rosina S Khan on February 26, 2021:

Beautiful article. I am sure Brenda will agree you responded to her week 2 word challenge: "Spring" very commendably. Thank you for sharing, Manatita.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on February 26, 2021:

Beautifully written, Manatita

I am sure Brenda will like it too.

You did a good prompt #Spring

Lovely as always

I like the picture of spring dawn too

Thanks for sharing


Ann Carr from SW England on February 26, 2021:

Lovely, lovely! As you know already, I adore Spring time and all its freshness. The air is clean before Summer weighs it down. You've included so much here that talks of new life and things reborn. Everything smacks us in the eye, to remind us that we have another chance to embrace life and all its radiance! I'm waxing lyrical - that's what Spring does to me. I'll stop now!


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