Surrender

Surrender

A Poem by Cherrie Palmer
"

the wearing of the green

"

The silent sleep of Winter

threw back her downy coat,

and stretching there

with limbs once bare

she wears a gown of silk.


 

Silence is now suspended,

for the whippoorwill sings of want,

and the Springtime hat that the weaver hatched

is complete with a brood of chicks.

 

And the whirling wind

Sets her heart to spin

Mending Winter’s corset.

So, fronds of chenille so tender,

reverberate upon the breeze,

and against the Sun

waxen pedals surrender.

© 2021 Cherrie Palmer


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Now I want to see those Bradford petals for myself. Picturing them to be cherryblossomesqueish (I'm sure it's a word)
Please advise so that I can correctly adjust my visual imagination of the beautiful rhythm of seasons and the passing of time viewed in fragments. 😊

Posted 3 Months Ago


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Cherrie Palmer

3 Months Ago

It's almost like a shower of velvety snow. :)
I love it in the fall when it rains autumn le.. read more



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I loved how you used the language dear Cherrie.
"And the whirling wind
Sets her heart to spin
Mending Winter’s corset.
So, fronds of chenille so tender,
reverberate upon the breeze,
and against the Sun
waxen pedals surrender."
The above lines. So alive, so wonderful and thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote


Posted 2 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

2 Months Ago

Good morning and thank you. I really enjoyed writing this one. I like giving nature a human perso.. read more
Coyote Poetry

2 Months Ago

I agree dear Cherrie. The poem was wonderful.
Such a well written write, love the imagery.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

2 Months Ago

thank you :) I enjoyed letting this one unfold.
Very sweet poem.I enjoyed the descriptions.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

3 Months Ago

Thank you JungLee
JungLee

2 Months Ago

You are welcome!
Whoa, wonderful imagery in motion here. This was fun to read. tyfs

Posted 3 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

3 Months Ago

Cyprian,Thank you, so very much :)
Wonderfully poetic is this transition from winter into spring. First stanza is super, really sets this poem up Cherrie.
waxen petals surrender, that is exquisite in its delicateness. Lovely poetry.

Chris

Posted 3 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

3 Months Ago

I always think about how Nature works in reverse to humans. We dress down for Summer and Nature dres.. read more
I just wrote a poem about wither and weather LOL and weathering the wither I'm ready for the resurgence the weather here keeps teetering from 88 yesterday to 50 this morning I'm going to buy pants with velcro seems at the knees in case the weather changes its mind mid-day:) I love your first stanza

Posted 3 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

3 Months Ago

Yes, I kinda liked the opening myself. Time to wake for a chili nap and get ready for Summer to swoo.. read more
awwwwwwwwwww delightful transition from silent Winter to that Whippoorwill .. i especially like how you placed the hat of the weaver! brilliant says i .. simply brilliant creative personification and imagery .. wish I had thought of it ;))))
E.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

3 Months Ago

:) thank you,
That is something I like to read and write (personification of nature) it alway.. read more
Einstein Noodle

3 Months Ago

they have marked the event here in my little holler, Cherrie .. they are numerous and without wearin.. read more
How beautifully woven Cherrie! This is stunning poetry, Spring springs with a zest so colourfully liberating from winter's shackles, delightful poem :) Stay well :)

Posted 3 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

3 Months Ago

thank you Ruth, :)
You have painted such a beautiful picture with your words. I'm so glad I found this today. Absolutely delightful. :) Julie


Posted 3 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

3 Months Ago

Poems about Spring always cheer me up as well. I am, so happy, you enjoyed it.
Cherrie, this is beautiful!

Your words - for me, are like a visual intercession from Nature itself as Winter acknowledges Spring's re-birth. The vestal white of snowdrops give way to glorious gold daffodils and primroses:. Your poem is a visual and similar fanfare, whether words traditional or metaphorical.

Recently have been gardening here and there, so,
both seeing and feeling ripples of energy all about the countryside. The air smells of living soil, many of the trees are budding green, life is bursting with amazing speed. Your words, whether garbed in metaphor or not, declare the All About is alive and more than well. Love every word of your poem, truly do!

Posted 3 Months Ago


Cherrie Palmer

3 Months Ago

I try to blend the two images: the changing of the season with the mental image of walking talking b.. read more
emmajoy

3 Months Ago

I read your poem three times, Cherrie, and felt the same. Perhaps I elaborated what I felt too much.. read more

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Cherrie Palmer
Cherrie Palmer

Oakland, AR



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I am a published poet and love poetry. My husband and I live near the White River, and love trout fishing. I find my surroundings a great inspiration to me. I also have two books on Amazon Kindle: O.. more..

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