To celebrate the arrival of Spring yesterday, I tried to find a nice Spring poem to share. Instead, I found this:
Ode to SpringEither rewrite this awful poem or write your own brief Ode to Spring.
O spring, O spring
You wonderful thing!
O spring, O spring, O spring!
O spring, O spring,
When the birdies sing
I feel like a king,
~Walter R. Brooks
We Have Winners!!! 03/29/10 (All of the responses were amazing, I had trouble even narrowing it down to two!)
The first day of Spring is a wonderful thing;Winner: D.A. Schweiss on his blog
Its escorted by sunny, warm weather.
Robins take wing, and all the birds sing,
And the light coats replace those of leather.
Yes, the Sun in the sky brings a tear to my eye
As it banishes gray hues, so dreary.
Winter's still there, by the nip in the air,
But its pall will grow less and less weary.
With a smile in my heart, I'll now play the part
Of a lover whose dear one comes calling,
And cheeks flushed with pink might cause one to think
That the star for the costar has fallen.
Reason: This is a beautiful take on Spring and the transition away from Winter.
oh spring! oh spring!Winner: Radhika92
you ghastly thing
with your bursting enthusiasm
and syrupy smile
oh why can't you leave me
to wallow in winter,
and shiver and grumble a while?
Reason: While so many of us are excited for Spring, I thought this was a great representation for those who aren't.