The Dayspring Bluebonnet

The Dayspring Bluebonnet

A Poem by Alan S Jeeves
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A villanelle for all my friends in Texas, U.S.A.

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Bluebonnet, bluebonnet, blooming anew
Proudly and loudly, your entrance you make,
Infant of nature asplash in the dew.

Brighting the day as you burst into view
Fresh as the sunrise, delight of daybreak
Bluebonnet, bluebonnet, blooming anew.

Fair in a fairy-tale fantasy you
Beam as the morningtide beckons you wake
Infant of nature asplash in the dew.

Profits  aplenty, your faultings are few;
Yielding and modest , no credit you take.
Bluebonnet, bluebonnet, blooming anew.

Dancing, romancing, admirers to woo,
Though winsome compliment words to forsake
Infant of nature asplash in the dew.

So now in the brilliant hue of your blue
Out in the meadow alongside the lake
Bluebonnet, bluebonnet, blooming anew
Infant of nature asplash in the dew.


© 2022 Alan S Jeeves


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The day, like a baby, arrives...love this villanelle and it reminds of the Melaine song "Baby Day"--
" take you an apple and take you a song, watch the baby day be born"---
j.

Posted 1 Week Ago


Alan S Jeeves

1 Week Ago

Hi Jacob, Good to hear from you. Great that you like this villanelle.

Kind regards, .. read more
I have a friend in Texas who has also written about blue bonnets. They are magnificent to look at and of course they grow well in Texas because they need much sun. How uplifting it must be to see them in all their blue glory. I like the way you address the flower here, as you would a friend. Isn't nature grand? I like the rhyme and the appearance of line repetition here. Works so well Alan.

Chris

Posted 1 Week Ago


Alan S Jeeves

1 Week Ago

Inspired by the state flower of Texas and Laura Paine's novel 'The Open Range Men' where the protago.. read more
Chris Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thank you for advising where the inspiration came from Alan.

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Alan S Jeeves
Alan S Jeeves

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom



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I live among the Pennine Hills near Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, England. I was, though, born in Nelson, Lancashire., England. My days are spent writing, arranging and playing music - and also writing .. more..

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