sprinkles of springtime

sprinkles of springtime

A Poem by Lydia Shutter
"

april....always a reflective month for me

"


artwork by emma uber






on a balmy friday afternoon

the sky paints the isolated water of the lake

          soft ripples of blue-green-lilac

pulling my thoughts along an unbidden path

strewn with burgeoning blossoms of thought

i drink from the chalice of happenstance

slightly melancholic

                    or is that melodramatic

melodies begin to play

holding hands with march, a new month peeks around the corner

this one a mere whisper on the lips of a long ago april

but soon enough sprinkles of springtime tempt me

a butterfly winks at me

i blow bubbles of hope into the future

amazingly,  the sky continues to paint the water

pretending not to notice

 

© 2016 Lydia Shutter


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" ... i drink from the chalice of happenstance " . Like, wow ! I always love your writing (You probably have figured that out by now) but that line is one that just hit the perfect chord with me. Lots of imagery, a little perfectly placed alliteration ... Yeah, you are on top of your game. Kudos. ~James

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Lydia Shutter

5 Years Ago

Jim, you are a bit prejudiced in my favor....which is fine with me! :) Thank you so much. Lydi**



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" ... i drink from the chalice of happenstance " . Like, wow ! I always love your writing (You probably have figured that out by now) but that line is one that just hit the perfect chord with me. Lots of imagery, a little perfectly placed alliteration ... Yeah, you are on top of your game. Kudos. ~James

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

5 Years Ago

Jim, you are a bit prejudiced in my favor....which is fine with me! :) Thank you so much. Lydi**
How accurately this captures the 'sprinkles' of the season, yes.
Should become an annual masterpiece here.

Thanks for the share!

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

5 Years Ago

Antoñyo, I always appreciate your reviews. Thank you. Lydi***
Antoñyo

5 Years Ago

You're welcome
wonderful use of words. Your words have painted a picture before my eyes and the message that I get is that there still is hope if we dare to dream

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

5 Years Ago

Indeed, Shabeeh....there is always hope. Thank you for your review. Lydi**
This is pretty with a sprinkle of past, present, and hope for the future ... There are some lovely bits in here, but most of all I like the ending -- nature inspires us, but does its own thing without us, doesn't it?

Posted 5 Years Ago


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Lydia Shutter

5 Years Ago

Absolutely, yes. Glad you picked up on that. Thanks for the review, KL. Lydi**
You are indeed an artist. This is precisely my kind of spring Lydi & my, how you have the gift of making one reflect..... N

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Lydia Shutter

5 Years Ago

Thanks so much, Neville. Lydi**
Beautiful artwork and strong statements left something for the reader to think about. I liked the use of the seasons and your thoughts. Thank you Lydia for sharing your amazing poetry.
Coyote

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Lydia Shutter

5 Years Ago

And thank you so much, John. I always appreciate your reviews. Lydi**
Coyote Poetry

5 Years Ago

Always my pleasure and you are welcome.
A poem full of positivity with a beautiful
Imagery. I want to walk along that path.
Really enjoyed...

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

5 Years Ago

Thanks so much, Paddy. Lydi**
Your poem is filled with delightful phrases, most notably the title! We don't get many sprinkles in springtime, but reading this makes me long for more rain, to keep the greenery going & my creek flowing. I like the play on these 3 similar words: melancholic, melodramatic, & melodies. I also love "butterfly winks" and "bubbles of hope." Always a sensory delight to visit your world!

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

5 Years Ago

You are so kind, my friend. Thank you very much. Lydi**
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Pax
how melodies speaks to us unexpectedly and reminds us how our life can be melodramatic at times... still be keep on hoping for a better way.... beautiful work my friend.

Posted 5 Years Ago


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Lydia Shutter

5 Years Ago

Thanks so much, Pax. Lydi**
This was a beautiful piece. I really enjoyed it and read it several times.

"slightly melancholic
or is that melodramatic
melodies begin to play"



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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

5 Years Ago

Thanks so much, James. Lydi**

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