Awake at Last

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

This little poem is for a comp on My Writers Circle

I expect it will be torn to pieces and decried as cleche there, here I hope it warms the heart and has you looking forward to spring

The Brief was to write a poem prompted by the picture


Awake at last


The willow stick

The Gardener snipped

Snow slipped

Ice dripped


The thaw had begun

Morning sun

Warms natures lung

Young buds sprung


Not yet here

But spring is near

New life peers

Through frozen tears


Carpet of Bluebells

Early spring themselves

March in wooded dell

Vibrant blues ranks swell


Crocus and Daffodil

Adorn lawn and hill

Brightly happy and still

Content in shivering chill


Blackbirds hop

From snowy spot

Robin and Tit swap

Twigs they sit atop


Song Thrush

Run and rush

Crisp morning hush

Listens for a grub so lush


Willowy fingers

Winter lingers

Flowers, joy bringers

Birds, springs singers


Natures’ sleep near past

She awakens at last

From winters icy blast

Spring approaches fast


By Dibs

Submitted: February 10, 2012

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its nice!

Fri, February 10th, 2012 10:38am



Thank you for your sweet comment. I am very pleased you thought it nice!

Nice does sum it up, doesn't it


Fri, February 10th, 2012 11:54am


What a nice feeling your poem gives, it stirs my grey thoughts in subtle anticipation of that wondrous time of year.

One small type in second verse begun not begin but easy to ingore if you don't want to risk losing your formatting!

Very nice Dibs, whats to criticize?

I liked it a lot and the feelings were welcome.

Fri, February 10th, 2012 11:58am


Obi, thanks for the heads up! It was supposed to be begun. I think perhaps I saw it and changed it subconsciously.

It is a pleasure to share the begining of spring with you.

Your friend


Fri, February 10th, 2012 11:52am


Dibs, this is absolutely beautiful. Love spring and this is a nice little reminder that it is around the corner. Thanks for this one. :) Sherry

Fri, February 10th, 2012 12:50pm


Sherry, Wonderful to here from you, and so happy that I have move spring a little closer for you

I saw you have a new post, I will try to get to it. My DL speed is really poor.


Fri, February 10th, 2012 11:47am

Mike Stevens

'Through frozen tears'; excellent; the whole thing is excellent!

Fri, February 10th, 2012 3:07pm


blah blah blah!

what do you know?

Sorry thought I was on MRC!

Really Mike it's nice to be appreciated

Your a diamond gezzer!


Fri, February 10th, 2012 11:44am


Snow slipped, ice dripped. Spring begun, morning sun.
This is a melodic walk through quiet-ending winter at Spring's insistence - with willowy fingers amid which winter lingers but Spring is sprung - the flowers bring joy.
Wonderfully full of fresh air and life coming back.
Like it a lot.
Best of regards, Connie (AKA Wilbur)

Fri, February 10th, 2012 4:45pm



Really lovely to use your name, such a lovely name you have.

Your replies are always so constant. And wondefully poetic. This responce is no different, like a refection of my work within your reply. I love how you connect.

warmly yours

Dibs...yes Dibs, because I like it!

Fri, February 10th, 2012 11:42am


beautiful imagery of the changing of the seasons...i live in a place where it never gets too cold so i appreciate the chance to live vicariously through your words

Fri, February 10th, 2012 6:55pm


best way to live them, it's bloody freezing here!

Thanks MoonP for the read. I am only on tethered internet at present so hard to get to read everyones work.

Really Slowwwwwww download speed


Fri, February 10th, 2012 11:30am


In Phoenix we only see snow on the tv. Nice reminder of this thing they call seasons. I've never actually seen them, but I hear they're nice. Great poem, nice easy rhyming and wonderful imagery. 75 degrees and sunny tomorrow, and I'm going fishing. What do your Robin and Tit have to say about that?

Sat, February 11th, 2012 3:08am


Robin says I am a tit for not remembering the capitol at the beginning of Tit! Still same with Bluebell. Still give those at MWC something to comment on.

As for 75 degs F That 24 degs C in old money! Oh to sit on the banks of the Avon and fish in a barmby 24 degs C!

Sick as a parrot now Bob


Sat, February 11th, 2012 1:01am


nice job Mr. dibs
a very nice way of saying goodbye to winters and welcoming spring...
beautifully presented....
i live in the region with extreme cold and them extreme hot climate.....and in between comes this spring the best time of the year nor hot neither cold but the best i could see of nature.....
thanks for sharing such a refreshing piece of nature


Sat, February 11th, 2012 8:32am


DIV, what a delight to hear from you and to share and English spring awakening.

I hope you are fine and life is rolling along. I will try to pop by your page over the weekend but my internet connection is pretty useless and slow

Where are you? India?


Sat, February 11th, 2012 1:04am


it takes me out of winter and into the wonder of spring its a excellent poem and it made me smile and long for winter to go

Sat, February 11th, 2012 8:41pm


Oh yes, drove back to my flat tonight minus eight celsius! Not out of winter yet

thanks for your comment, most appreciated


Sat, February 11th, 2012 4:15pm


Why all the pussy-footing and oh my cliché ridden! What? It's a fabulous piece of writing, more so because it looks effortless and easy to do - it isn't. It does describe the scene perfectly and you use words which do the job with no padding! Great work. More please!

Sun, February 12th, 2012 7:00pm


Irwin..WOW! Being as I rate you so highly I am absolutely delighted at your comments.

Thank you so much!


Sun, February 12th, 2012 11:14am

Don George

Oh yes, I believe that you've done a splendid job with this. I was smiling throughout the whole piece. I like how you really took specific parts of the image and incorporated them into your work. A pleasure. :D

Sun, February 12th, 2012 11:15pm


And your words are a pleasure to me too Don


Sun, February 12th, 2012 11:42pm



This is amazing. I love your story for the image, and the read of the poem, beutiful and lovely and perfect!!!

I love it!

Love, Please

Mon, February 13th, 2012 3:31am



Thank YOU for your exuberance, you're replies are always such a delight

1000s' miles hugs


Sun, February 12th, 2012 11:45pm


Great job conveying the seasonal change. So descriptive but simple at the same time. Lovely poem !!!

Mon, February 13th, 2012 9:06am


Evie, thank you for your comments

Mon, February 13th, 2012 5:43am


melodic, flows like the snow melting. A delightful nature poem with taut rhyme and a joyous feel. Well done.

Tue, February 21st, 2012 4:42am



It's a pleasure to have shared with you. I have always been an early riser and enjoy the stillness of a winter morning.

Peace and contentment


Tue, February 21st, 2012 12:15am

Insane Membrane

This is lovely and has made me home sick for a english spring ..... ( I like feeling this way sometimes )
well done

Wed, March 7th, 2012 7:56pm


Thank you for saying so and nothing wrong with feelings, they are what makes us human.



Wed, March 7th, 2012 1:27pm

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