Bursting with Spring

From last year because the hills aren’t quite as green as my imagination!


the Ozarks are bursting with green

the colors of spring on every hill

dazzling daffodils in bold yellows

cherry trees exploding in white

redbuds painted in pink buds

warm my tender heart


Cherry tree blossoms.


the parade of spring

vibrant blossoms and colors

dance upon the hills

where red cardinals sing out

announcing spring’s arrival


Maple tree buds.



blossoms abound

lush greens cover the earth

witness to nature’s grand rebirth

wake up


Lake Wedington last year with redbuds and lush green hills.


For Colleen’s latest poetry challenge #310, I chose to write three poems; a free verse, a tanka, and a Crapsey Cinquain, which is a five-line poem with a syllable structure of 2-4-6-8-2. The goal is to build drama in lines 1-4, then shift your focus in the fifth line.

As with many of you, the arrival of spring beckons me to get out and enjoy nature in all her glory. My body and soul awaken along with the birds to celebrate the arrival of spring. Hopefully, we won’t have any surprise snow storms, but some hard frosts are likely.

May your heart sing with joy!


64 thoughts on “Bursting with Spring

  1. So, so, loved your poems Brad… Each beautifully composed that so complimented your photo’s from Last Spring… I personally cannot wait till Spring truly gets underway… Have a wonderful week Brad.. πŸ™‚ πŸ’›

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  2. Beautiful Brad, Thankyou for sharing your joyful words and photos! We can all be so grateful for nature sharing her courage with us each year… time and time again! We are full into spring here in southern Spain now, buds coming out everywhere! I feel we’ve finished with our cold stint and now to get out our summer wardrobeπŸ™πŸ’ƒπŸ•Ί horray! Much love x

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  3. Early the other morning, I heard the birds singing, and it made me smile so big. Hearing their morning song signals the arrival of spring and the awakening of my soul, too, Brad. I feel like I have a pep in my step these days, and I am looking forward to closing the door on a dark winter and enjoying the fragrances and beauty of spring. We are so close! I hope the sun is shining on you today, my friend. HNS πŸ’•

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  4. Amen, Brad! What a beautiful post…words…photos! I may, just a teeny tiny bit, miss when winter is over and spring is in the air!! But I wouldn’t change it…no…not at all!
    Hope all good things come to you, Brad!

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