Dogwood Spring

Dogwood Spring

A Poem by Richard Williams

A beautiful tree welcomes spring.

We came upon a dogwood tree
in back of winter sting;
it hinted at a bright return
along the front of spring.

It stands above a waterfall
to drink the morning mist;
there’s urgent flow and ample splash
where ice once made a fist.

Upon the hillside draped in brush
this dogwood tree abides;
anon the beauty will appear
when all of spring resides.

There is the feel of light and hope
as evergreens abound;
in budding bloom the dogwood tree
adorns the winter brown.

When March concludes a gentle lamb
provides the vernal link;
beyond the frigid winds that pass
thrives awesome white and pink.

We came upon a dogwood tree
and felt the urge to sing;
now each fine flower in the sun
applauds the voice of spring.

© 2011 Richard Williams

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Beautiful. Very rhythmic and it contains a nice flow. Very enjoyable read! :)

Posted 12 Years Ago

What a way to welcoem spring~ very beautiful! This reminds me so much of Hocking Hills..

Posted 12 Years Ago

absolutely beautiful you have my respect

Posted 12 Years Ago

good work

Posted 13 Years Ago

this poem really made me smile. its beauty has been written so eloquently and also has a very timeless, classical feel to it! excellent job

Posted 13 Years Ago

"We came upon a dogwood tree
and felt the urge to sing;
now each fine flower in the sun
applauds the voice of spring."

Very good use of the classic language there. As always, I feel good to see something with rhythm, rhyme and stuff, especially a nature poem. There are so much hidden meaning in one moment of bare nature, and more than ever, we need to savor them now. And who can do it better than a poet?

Keep writing.

(PS. I don't get it! Only 1 review?!)

Posted 13 Years Ago

a special feeling seeps into the mind of the reader after reading your poem....
one has the feeling of sight-seeing...
that much genuine and sweet is...
your depiction of nature and its beauty....

Posted 13 Years Ago

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Added on March 21, 2011
Last Updated on March 21, 2011
Tags: dogwood, spring, winter, waterfall, evergreens, March, vernal, white, pink, applauds