Winds Chase

Winds Chase

A Poem by Kathy Van Kurin
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Clues within nature's life. We anticipate Springs warmth, light and beauty.

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Winds Chase


Winds chase through pewter skies, sculpted within leaden grey.

 Billowy formations melt together and keep racing.


Carried to earth; the gusts come a- swirling-

like a spinning wheel,

 pushing and pushing still. 


Trees sway in a glorious waltz;

 branches and limbs brushing together, 

whilst tiniest new leaves rustle

 and twirl in breezes swirl.

                   

Heavens water deluge, shouts in power-

 possessing and enclosing all it finds, 

then departs.


 The wood grove stands tall, slim and still

 but

 for the damp; drip, dripping all around.  


My soul lifts in joy

 as a fresh new wind comes a riding,

 trading grey firmament pin wheels above,

with one of Cerulean blue and creamy cloud softness.

 


Song birds timidly come out of hiding

from their blackberry hedge fortress;

 twinkling into my heart.


 In loveliness they sing and twitter,

 splash and play,

 through every mud puddle.


  Soon to form families; 

 fly, swoop and visit with one another

 in every vine and tree limb perch.

 

Yes,

Delightful little feathered ones are here! 


Red wing blackbird,

 spotted and crimson eyed towhee,

- cowbird and sparrow, 

are each a feathered wonder!


-They peck the dampening and swelling earth

-for black sunflower seeds

 cast by thoughtful hands.


 Last but not least; 

colorful cuties,

Red and purple finch steal the show!

 

Cold dim days are fading

 into hope's

nurturing time, refreshing. 


Oh, come warmth and sunshine brightness! 

Spur us on to be, move and strive

 for new dreams and vitality.


These precious days

 of pre-spring transition

point forward.

 March gales

wave your flag signal of


clues given to the much awaited spring!

   

 

     Kathy Van Kurin      2017

© 2017 Kathy Van Kurin



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A very well written piece.....

Your poems are always descriptive of a living canvas and this one is no different. Your vocabulary and word choice combine with lush visual imagery to put the reader in that very environment; marvelling along side you as the final gusts of winter give way to the coming of Spring.

A very visual, well written poem. Nice work.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

6 Months Ago

Doodley,
Isn't it wonderful; all we need do is look out the window at the sky and can be ispi.. read more



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Joy and nature's wonder well captured.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

6 Months Ago

Thanks. Joy is always a natural element in the rise and fall of this earth's heart beat. I love the .. read more
I loved the imagery created in this poem. It gives much food for thought.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

6 Months Ago

MAD ENGLISHMAN,
The thing that is so nice is it is ongoing. I was up early yesterday and boy .. read more
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you have painted several beautiful images kathy with your words,the wind a powerful thing that we don`t see,but we can feel and see it`s effects

Posted 6 Months Ago


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Kathy Van Kurin

6 Months Ago

Yes, I agree. The power of the wind is very mystical. As you say we do not actually view it's effect.. read more
 wordman

6 Months Ago

you `re welcome
Kathy Van Kurin

6 Months Ago

..............!!!!!
this write oozed freshness and brightness with lots of positivity.

Posted 6 Months Ago


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Kathy Van Kurin

6 Months Ago

Andrew Mitchell,
Your phrase is so fun! I had not seen myself having that kind of originality.. read more
A very well written piece.....

Your poems are always descriptive of a living canvas and this one is no different. Your vocabulary and word choice combine with lush visual imagery to put the reader in that very environment; marvelling along side you as the final gusts of winter give way to the coming of Spring.

A very visual, well written poem. Nice work.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

6 Months Ago

Doodley,
Isn't it wonderful; all we need do is look out the window at the sky and can be ispi.. read more
We had an early Spring here, for sure, but I think now it is in full swing. I have birds nesting outside my window to remind me that it's here to stay.

This was really nice.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

6 Months Ago

James A.
You have birds nesting right outside your window? What a treat that has got to be. .. read more
Wow! Can I come to your garden please? Red and purple finches, redwing blackbird ...! Seriously Kathy there are some very vivid pictures here. I like the way you start with the stormy sky and winds and then gradually things go from the wonderfully termed pewter to all sorts of colours and sounds. I was doing a sort of checklist in my head - did you mention blossom? You covered new leaves, but bulb flowers and tree blossom ...? Seriously, a delightful and timely portrayal.

Regards
Nigel

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

6 Months Ago

Nigel Newman,
Sometimes the moods and voice of wild nature can be found around the corner. Ju.. read more
First day of spring is now past yet winter wants to hang around. Like you, I will be happy to see the trees leaves forming and the birds all arrive back north. Nice write. Valentine

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

7 Months Ago

Valentine,
Don't we need the message of message Spring brings; transition, change, hope. I a.. read more
Superb. .....i just got this longing for spring....especially with all this snow we have been getting! Your imagery painted such a beautiful picture of spring and nature....love the birdies:)

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

7 Months Ago

Hebe,
You live in a harsher landscape then some and it sounds like winter is slow to pry it's.. read more
Hebe

7 Months Ago

Thank you Kathy ......i am looking forward to spring and the rebirth of natures miracle :)
Kathy Van Kurin

7 Months Ago

Yes I understand. I pray it refreshes you soul!
Oh Kathy, how this touches me with an abundance of delight! I have mourning doves nesting outside my window - it's the third time they have returned, and you should see how the male dotes upon the female. They are insatiable to watch. Thank you for writing with such beauty and love for nature. If you have time, I have two photos of the doves on my profile under photos - click on the last page.

Take care, Kathy!

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kathy Van Kurin

7 Months Ago

Kelly Scheppers,
Oh how neat! To have creatures like that nesting so close and within easy vi.. read more

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