Emergent Spring

Emergent Spring

spring, soul, beauty~


new buds

seek the sun

life emergent

buzzing with motion

birdsong fills the forest

nests, caves, and dens being built

harbingers of rebirth abound

heeding the impulse of creation

nature resplendent with color and sound


spring, beauty, poetry

I picked an etheree as my form for this week’s poem. I love the shape visually and the way a story unfolds in ten lines with building syllable count from one to ten.

This season I plan to spend more time in solitude and nature. Time in nature is a great way to nurture my soul and feel the connection with life. And photography helps me slow down, appreciate the beauty, and connect with that soulful place.

May your spring be full of beauty and soulful moments.


117 thoughts on “Emergent Spring

  1. Brad, you’re right about the etheree being a visually appealing form and it suits yoru poem perfectly here. Such a light and tender touch as you explore spring from the first buds to their full flowering splendour. Wishing you harmony and peace as you absorb the beauty of the season.

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  2. I don’t know much about poetic forms. Your etheree is lovely as are your images (what’s the first flowering plant? The second appears to be a pansy, yes?) The first two yellow crocus started blooming in my front yard over the weekend β€” and then managed to survive a 36-hour arctic blast. Plants are AMAZING! Hurrah for the return of spring. It’s also my favorite season. Thanks for this beautiful, succinct blog post!

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  3. Lovely Brad! Springtime is such a wonderful time of renewal! We just got a bunch of snow dumped on us yesterday, so it’ll be a while before we see any of those treasures of spring here. Thanks for sharing a taste of yours! 😊🌸

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  4. I loved the delicate flowers in your pictures. The form of the poem complimented the delicate flowers and so beautiful to see each line build the beauty of the emerging spring. Wish you the most amazing times in the sweet glorious company of nature!

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  5. Beautiful poem and photos, Brad. The flowers sing with joy. The colour of the Blue one is fabulous.
    Your idea to spend more time with nature, and feeling its peace and healing, is a very wise one.


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  6. Hi Brad
    Beautiful poem!
    Just like flowers and spring, I hope to seem blossom and brave the dating world.
    I know you said you intend to spend more time in solitude, but also dedicate some time to connecting to friends, old and new πŸ™‚
    Wishing you a blessed weekend! β™₯β™₯

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  7. Beautiful poetry.. and yes I can whole heartedly recommend spending time in solitude among Natures beauty.. As she renews herself and our spirits within this Season of Spring..
    Happy Equinox Brad…
    Love and Blessings your way my friend ❀ And much gratitude for your friendship ❀ πŸ™‚

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  8. I love your title, Brad. You bring forth β€˜Spring’ with your beautiful words. This is the first time I am learning about an etheree. You describe well how nature and solitude helps nurture our soul. I wholeheartedly agree with you.🌻

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