Spring Fever

Spring Fever

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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(one from the archives)

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It's not with ease that I besmirch
those catkins swaying from our birch.
They cling to brushwood, golden bright
like pendant earrings worn at night.

A cloudless sky has summoned spring,
but shaken pollen has a sting
as itchy, streaming eyes have I
from particles set free to fly.

A thumping head, a fever too,
my mood has turned a shade of blue,
so I must search to find some pills
to solve the problem of my ills.

© 2019 Christine Anne Shaw


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i, too, deal with this...never had it until years of living in Southern Illinois...but the sinuses go crazy in spring and fall...both.
a shade of blue reminded me of that one-hit wonder group...shades of blue and their song..."oh how happy, you have made me, oh how happy, you have made me" which is certainly not what you are thinking as you reach for those pills.

j.

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

Thank you Jacob. Have to confess not knowing that group. Sorry you are a fellow sufferer too. Horrib.. read more



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I understand this well
there's bad ragweed in
Iowa and the pollen is
very high in Georgia and
was always miserable.

But a beautiful way
of saying it and I love
the Rhyme in this piece.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

Many thanks Benita. I suffer myself and more so this year. Appears it is far more common than I thou.. read more
Benita-Staebell M - KindredPoet

4 Months Ago

Thank You , you're welcome
have a lovely week.
Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

And you also. Pleased to meet you.
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Gee
Aaaaaaaaaaatchoo :))
Good morning Christine. Oh how glad am I that hay fever doesn't affect me.
Usual high class writing, nowt changes there :))
Hope you are well.

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

All good with me Gee. Just paid you a visit. Thank you for visiting these words. Pleased you don:t s.. read more
Oh wow, SUPER lovely read! I love this poem so much--it just seethes attitude. I always enjoy thinking of how I'd read things out loud, and I can totally imagine a performance of this piece played with exasperation and sarcasm.

Of course, the language is truly, truly lovely here, so it works even no matter how you deliver it. You did a fantastic job choosing your words, rhymes, and rhythms. I'm really happy I got to read this today! Thank you for sharing :)

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Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

Hello PonQo, pleased to welcome you to my page. Thank you so much for your thoughtful and thorough r.. read more
The days of Spring. Some folks, the growing flowers. Can make us need the allergy medicine. I can't stand the cigarettes. Make my eyes waters and I cannot breath. I do understand the poem dear Chris. Always a pleasure to read your work.
Coyote

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

Hello Coyote. I feel the same way about cigarette smoke as you do. That irritates the eyes too. Many.. read more

I always found pendant earrings at night most uncomfortable.. a delightful poem about one of Springs less favourable attributes.. fortunately I am not a regular sufferer.. unless I turn over and the drop happens to catch the vein in my neck.

Neville

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Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

Thank you Neville. Pendant earrings a hazard if worn in bed. Perfume isn't. Pleased you don't have t.. read more
My nose began itching as I read it, season or consequence of poem, I know not.

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

Hello Maxwell. I do hope my poetry isn't responsible for your suffering :)) Your visit most apprecia.. read more
Lol! Me too, Chris. Everybody here is commenting on how the allergies this year are so much worse than usual - my eyes are running constantly. As for Spring - well, our trees have only just leafed out. It's June, for heaven's sake! Everything is so late this year . I hope the weather gods remember how to do summer!

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

Dear Horseman. Your visit welcome and appreciated. I had no idea so any people suffered. I am deligh.. read more
The Iron Horseman

4 Months Ago

Thanks, Chris. All the very best to you too.
It is amazing what the old iambic pentameter can do for any topic, even allergies. Loved the rhyme scheme and steady meter of this one.

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

Many thanks John for your visit and continued support. Truly appreciated. All good wishes.
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Oh my goodness, I get it so terrible this time of year!
I could not help but smile with knowing as I read this.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

There are so many of us who suffer. You are not alone :) That should make you feel a little bit bett.. read more
Edie Blue Starfish

4 Months Ago

Only slightly better. :)
Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

:))................
gorgeous poetry, your blend of beauty of nature's things surrounding you, your descriptions too, with the malady of pollen's unpleasant affect gives this piece a curiously rueful flair, i love the rhyme and flow of it

Posted 4 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

4 Months Ago

Thank you so much Ruselnex. Welcome to my page and I appreciate both your thoughts and your visit he.. read more
RuseInex

4 Months Ago

you're welcome

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Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for a year now, so pleased I made the change to posting my work here. Have loved reading poetry all my life, but never wrote my first poem until I hit 40. I wish now that I.. more..

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