Thursday, May 03, 2018

Some Glad Morning


Some Glad Morning
by Joyce Sutphen

One day, something very old
happened again. The green
came back to the branches,
settling like leafy birds
on the highest twigs;
the ground broke open
as dark as coffee beans.

The clouds took up their
positions in the deep stadium
of the sky, gloving the
bright orb of the sun
before they pitched it
over the horizon.

It was as good as ever:
the air was filled
with the scent of lilacs
and cherry blossoms
sounded their long
whistle down the track.
It was some glad morning.



Spring has finally arrived in our neck of the woods. It's as shocking and glorious as ever to see life erupt again. Never mind that in three months it will all be past its prime and in another three more after that we'll be raking up the mess again. Never you mind! Gather some rosebuds, check out the cherry hung with snow, glory in nature's first golden-green. All the rest can wait.

Brenda has this week's Poetry Friday Roundup at Friendly Fairy Tales.



16 comments:

  1. I'm not sure what season we're having here. Last week, temps in the 40s, this week near 90! Mother Nature is playing tricks on us! Love the poem and the picture!

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  2. Beautiful poem Mary Lee, as is the comment or poem below,
    "Never you mind!
    Gather some rosebuds,
    check out the cherry hung with snow,
    glory in nature's first golden-green.
    All the rest can wait."
    Enjoy, thanks!

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  3. Anonymous2:19 AM

    I second Michelle's comment. :)

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  4. Happy Friday! Happy spring!

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  5. Never mind, I love that it's here, too! Happy May!

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  6. Love this poem! The deep stadium of the sky stanza is especially glorious. Happy May!

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  7. I love that last line - because all I can think of is, "I'll fly away," and indeed, the sight of blossoms and zinging bees and floating butterflies has the same effect. Beautiful.

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  8. A glad day indeed! After a long, cold winter, these first days of spring are a soothing balm for the soul!

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  9. Mary Lee, thank you for the lovely poem and the interesting (It's as shocking and glorious as ever to see life erupt again) and funny afterthought poetic expression about springtime. For now, I am with you: gathering some rosebuds, checking out neighbors' magnolia trees, glory in nature's first golden-green and just sitting taking in the beauty while the rest waits.

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  10. Oh, this poem is wonderful! "It was some glad morning!" Love that and your poetic exhortation to get out and enjoy it all. Spring!

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  11. I was hooked by this first line,
    One day something old happened.
    The ritual of spring is so gloriously ancient!

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  12. I like that conundrum of something old happening again. A great start.

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  13. You captured the surprise of spring. It is amazing to see the world so transformed. I loved your poem.

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  14. It's so true - that rebirth never gets old, and never fails to lift the spirits. Beautiful poem and photo!

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  15. Lovely poem. "the ground broke open as dark as coffee beans." Spring seems extra special this year!

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  16. These are my favourite lines:

    "The clouds took up their
    positions in the deep stadium
    of the sky, gloving the
    bright orb of the sun
    before they pitched it
    over the horizon."

    Love the movement in those lines. :) Enjoy spring!

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