Seasons

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Description of the cycle of seasons.

Calendar pages turn all too swiftly

As months give way to years.

Years divide by seasons

Each adorning nature with 

Its own beautiful regalia

As our planet slowly revolves around the sun.

 

The earth, as it turns away from the sun,

Is clad in Winter’s stark beauty 

Of naked empty branches 

Some may be covered with 

Cloaks of pristine white snow

Or encased in glistening wraps of ice.

 

When the returning sun produces new warmth

Spring yields lush, plump new growth 

Of soft succulent green before

Bestowing the many colored displays

Of nodding wildflowers in fields and lawns

As tender buds burst on awakening trees.

 

Another turn brings Summer’s blistering sun

To scorch both flora and fauna

As the earth turns dark green and secretive

Hiding nests and creatures in trees and grass.

Life cycles change to hours of less heat

While idle afternoons are spent resting in shade.

 

The sun once again moves further south

Temperatures moderate and the flow of sap slows

Changing green to the multicolors of autumn.

The fiery reds, yellows and oranges 

Become a strip tease of falling leaves 

That blankets surfaces beneath them.

 

Autumn’s blanket submits to 

Winter’s icy fingers surrendering to 

Spring’s thaw yielding to 

Summer’s heat.

As the four seasons

Complete their cycle once again.


Submitted: February 14, 2021

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88 fingers

The cycle of life. Nicely written.

Sun, February 14th, 2021 10:22pm

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Again thank you. I'm beginning to think you are my only fan.

Mon, February 15th, 2021 12:11pm

JFM

Brilliant

Mon, February 15th, 2021 11:14am

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I again thank you. I love your avatar.

Mon, February 15th, 2021 12:13pm

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