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seasonal Poetry: When Spring Finally Arrives Here: A Poem

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Tim Truzy is a poet, short-story author, and he is currently working on several novels.

Spring can bring back memories.

Spring can bring back memories.

Memories of Spring

I recall fond memories of school letting out for spring break. I explored the woods on my own during those times. My teenage mind recognized the power of His plan to demonstrate magnificence in the face of our wanton neglect and frequent contempt for Creation. I spent days by the river listening to the water splash and the birds chirping gloriously. Essentially, staying in touch with nature is equivalent to knowing my humanity even today.

I ponder about poets and writers who spent time with nature. Particularly, I contemplate how life must have been for the Father of Environmentalism, Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862). Thoreau wrote about nature and befriended Ralph Waldo Emerson. Thoreau is best known for his book, Walden Pond but his powerful essay on civil disobedience influenced Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as well as Gandhi. Below is a poem dedicated to the beauty of nature and writers such as Thoreau who reminds us we are a part of the world we observe and live in. Enjoy: When Spring Finally Arrives Here.

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Flowers are some of the first plants to know spring has arrived.

Flowers are some of the first plants to know spring has arrived.

When Spring Finally Arrives Here

Flowers sing the new season,

An orchestra of colors unified,

Blue violets, red roses harmonize,

Striking symphony with poses.

Pollinators tune in,

Audience abuzz with the quiet audio,

Bees make honey to guzzle,

Congratulating petals as they go.

Fragrance of rebirth and triumph,

Winter exits with frigid bow,

Spring owns meadow and nature,

Beginning again starts now.

Birds gone away back to stay,

Building nests in nearby trees,

Green, yellow, and all the rainbow,

Cheery foul and shades of leaves.

Even my steps fresh springing to March,

To spring water filling my pursed cup,

Season of revitalization,

Asleep the cold the warmth waking up.

We drink up springtime.

We drink up springtime.

Scampering pace Past River running,

School breaks while Mother Earth heals,

Schemes hatching to re-energize,

School mates water and land life revealed.

Soft sunny grasses enticing,

Teeming with tender tales to come,

Sweet scents of awaited promise,

Sharing the song hummingbirds hum.

I absorb all these lush movements,

And farmers hurry to seed the fields,

Performers in a yearly musical,

Like squirrels scurrying Nature’s yield.

And paired eagles lazily pass,

Tilting wings in salutation,

Off they go soaring to mountain peaks,

Their babies and nests have reservations.

Watching and listening from my porch swing,

Season defrosting hearts frozen hard,

My tool shed melody beckons again,

Springing up I rake and mow the yard.


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Spring is an interesting and fun time of year.

Spring is an interesting and fun time of year.

Interesting Facts about Spring

Experiencing the season of spring depends on your location on Earth. While the northern hemisphere is experiencing spring, the southern hemisphere of the planet is seeing autumn. But people living near the equator may see little change throughout the year with regard to temperatures. In the Far North, six months of continuous sunlight will commence while the situation is reversed in the furthest southern part of the world. By contrast, in the autumn in the far northern hemisphere, darkness will begin while the extreme opposite portion of the globe receives nearly a half year of sunlight.

When does Spring Begin?

Spring begins on the vernal equinox in the northern hemisphere. The first day of spring can be either March 19th, 20th, or the 21th. This date marks the time when the hours between daylight and night time are divided equally. Such an occurrence happens again on the first day of fall. However, there is more sunlight starting in the spring because the Earth tilts more toward the sun on its axis. Hurricane season also begins in the spring, and tornadoes are more frequent in the United States during this time. In fact, meteorological spring begins March 1, a time in which the temperature will rise approximately ten degrees over the coming month.

Holidays Occurring in Spring

The word “spring” has been used since about the 1600s, but when the season begins, many celebrations take place. For example, the first day of spring is the Persian New Year, which is called Nowruz. Nowruz lasts thirteen days. Other holidays which occur in spring include: Mother’s Day, Easter, Cinco de Mayo, and April fool’s Day. People also celebrate: Passover, Father’s day, and the Hindu holiday known as Holi. The first flowers to appear in spring normally are dandelions, daffodils, irises, lilacs, lilies, and tulips. Many people celebrate the season by engaging in "spring cleaning," a term first used in the 1850s.

Many people find spring to be the most beautiful and inspirational of the seasons.

Many people find spring to be the most beautiful and inspirational of the seasons.

References

Carson, R., & Nakamura, Y. (1993). Silent spring: Warnings against an ecological tragedy. Tokyo: Eihōsha.

Clark, W., & Bergon, F. (2003). The journals of Lewis and Clark. London: Penguin Books.

Comments

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on July 09, 2020:

Today, we spread grass seeds in our backyard after having some work done which tore up the area by our barn. Birds swooped down to nibble up many of the seeds to our delight. Spring reminds us that everyone needs a little fuel to get going. I appreciate the visit.

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on July 09, 2020:

Amazingly, we found a little blue jay trapped on our porch. We helped the little bird escape our dogs, and it rewarded us with a sweet song, sitting in one of our oak trees. Spring can be so uplifting. Thanks for the visit.

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on November 02, 2019:

It's fall here, November, but it feels like a spring day. I saw crows in a flock playing around in the woods outside our yard. They don't care; it appears to be spring to them every day. Your visit is appreciated.

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on July 05, 2019:

I appreciate the visit and kind words, my friend in India.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on July 02, 2019:

Beautiful poem about the Spring season, so well expressed.

As others, this is my favourite season too. Gives a feeling of reawakening and new possibilities to me.

Thanks for sharing the interesting facts and other details about this universal favourite season.

Thank You.

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on June 26, 2019:

Appreciated. Your visit was welcomed. Respectfully.

Laura Grace from Tampa, Florida on June 25, 2019:

I enjoyed your poem very much and the informative section about spring, my favorite time of the year, beautifully portrayed in your poem.

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on May 17, 2019:

Thanks, Yasmeen Ghazal, I appreciate the kind comment. I truly love the season. Respectfully, Tim 

Yasmeen Ghazal from Amman on May 16, 2019:

I like it that you combine a poem about spring with general information on this regard!! and the photos gave me good vibes! thanks for sharing such good writing! keep going!

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on April 12, 2019:

Thanks, Tamara. I appreciate the visit. - Tim

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on April 12, 2019:

We just returned from Delaware and N.J. It was beautiful there, but returning to our state, we were not startled to find all of the pollen around. Fun stuff. Spring is glorious, even with the pollen. Thanks.-Tim

Tamara Wilhite from Fort Worth, Texas on April 12, 2019:

Spring is pollen and allergy season for us.

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on April 02, 2019:

Today, we have snow in my area. It's odd to look out the window in April in the South and see this phenomenon. My dad often called the first month or so after March 21 "false spring," a time when temperatures fluctuate immensely here before warmer weather arrives to stay. Maybe it's a natural mechanism, killing off weaker plants that bloomed to early, making way for others. It's fascinating. Thanks for reading.

Tim

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on March 31, 2019:

Hi, Louise,

I'm glad you paid me a visit. I appreciate it immensely. Spring is a lively time, full of energy and promise. I will reciprocate the follow. Thanks again to a long-time dedicated writer and creative soul.

Much respect and admiration,

Tim

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on March 31, 2019:

This is such a lovely poem, Tim. I really enjoyed reading it. I love Spring, I'm always so happy when this season arrives. It's my favourite season.

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on March 31, 2019:

Hi, Lora,

You always give the kindest comments. Spring is happening here to the tune of incredible pine pollen all over everything. Yet, the birds greeted me this morning, and we glimpsed a big green snake gliding down the road. Everything is waking up fabulously!

Thanks for the visit and the thoughtful comment.

Sincerely,

Tim

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on March 30, 2019:

Hi, Mark, thanks for dropping by again. I love baseball and hope to visit a Durham Bulls minor league game this season. Respectfully, Tim

Mark Tulin from Santa Barbara, California on March 29, 2019:

Beautiful article and poem, Tim. It’s such an amazing time for nature and humans. And it’s the start of baseball season as well. That first crack of the bat on opening day makes me realize how really beautiful Spring is.

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on March 25, 2019:

Thank you very much, Genna. Nature is one of my favorite topics to write about as well. I appreciate your visit.

Much respect - Tim

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on March 24, 2019:

The theme of nature in poetry is one of my favorites, and spring is my beloved season. Your words revitalize with the promise that now surrounds us... with the faint scents in the air, and timid birdsongs that have begun to greet us as though awakening from a long sleep. Beautiful work -- thank you for sharing. :-)

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on March 14, 2019:

lol. Pollen is a spoiler. Thanks for the kind comment. Respectfully, Tim

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on March 13, 2019:

Thanks for the visit and kind comment about spring, Rinita Sen. Sincerely, Tim

 

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on March 13, 2019:

Hi, Nell,

If I remember my studies of numerology in my youth: eight is the number of fortune. Maybe those squirrels were fortunate they could go nutty around you and not be judged. (lol)

Thanks for the funny and kind comment.

Much respect and admiration,

Tim

Nell Rose from England on March 13, 2019:

I love it! Your poem reminded me of the squirrels I see in the park opposite where I live. I walked through today, and there were about 8 sitting around in a circle munching away! Then two ran up the tree near the other end of the park, one staring down at me and trying to eat a nut at the same time. I stopped to say hello and it just looked at me! LOL!

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on March 12, 2019:

Thanks for your thoughtful comment, Mary. We had a warm day here, and I hope your spring arrives with uplifting speed.

Much respect - Tim

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on March 12, 2019:

Spring has not yet arrived in Toronto but having been in London recently when the magnolia blooms are out and the flowers bloom in the parks, these bring so much joy to me and I can't wait for it to come where we are.

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on March 10, 2019:

Thanks, John,

You are so right. I appreciate your comment on the seasons.

Much respect,

Tim

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on March 10, 2019:

Thanks, Sean. Your kind comments mean much to me.

Much respect and admiration,

Tim

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on March 10, 2019:

A brilliant tribute to Mother's Earth re-awakening and an allegory for the rebirth of our Soul! A rebirth in the beauty of Love! I am grateful for this Hub, my beloved brother!

May the Spring be in you!

Sean

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on March 10, 2019:

My respectful, positive, and kind friend, Eric,

I have been wrestling with the shadows in order to appreciate the light which writers like you, Mark, and others bring. Your articles remind me of spring in their light-heartedness and uplifting messages. We are fortunate to have writers like you around to keep our spirits and minds thinking of good things. Thanks for the kind comment and it's only right for a positive person to have a beautiful place to reside.

God bless you and much respect,

Tim

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on March 10, 2019:

Hi, Mark,

I've been in my dark creative space trying to put on my Steven King hat while writing chapters of a novel - I needed some light. Fortunately, your clever dog poem helped me get reoriented. you are lucky, my friend, to have a year round spring. I still smile thinking about your comments about the City of Brotherly Love in the winter. Today, we went outside and picked flowers in my wife's flower garden. Spring is certainly marvelous.

Thanks again, and I think I'll tiptoe away from the dark forces for a few days.

sincerely,

Tim

Mark Tulin from Santa Barbara, California on March 10, 2019:

Where I live now, I can only remember the joy of Sping. The spring rain, the sound of baseballs, my neighbors coming out of hibernation. Spring was the most fantastic time for me. Now I live in an eternal Sping. Yawn. Wonderful poem, Tim. Keep coming up with those amazing topics!!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on March 10, 2019:

Tim this is just wonderful. My favorite articles are like you and Linda and Bill write. Really cool facts built into a hub. For some reason I was thinking of Bronowski* and Audubon. However your poetry lets me let go and sail higher into our heavens.

I live in a Coastal Sonoran Desert inland. Most folk do not really notice the seasons. My boy and I study the plants of the distinct seasons. Local hikes are a blast to study Botany. Seasonal birds are just so great.

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful art with us.

*Ascent of Man.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on March 09, 2019:

Some wonderful facts about spring, Tim, and your poem is delightful. Autumn is approaching here and although I voted "Spring" as my favourite season, it should really share that place with Autumn. Most flowers may begin to bloom in spring, but the changing colours of leaves in autumn is equally beautiful. The temperature and weather of both these seasons are much preferable to either summer or winter, for me anyway.