Spring Sonnet

Neighbors in driveways wash their cars
hoping torrential rains have abated.
Here comes that white truck, with ice cream bars.
Children queue up, long have they waited.

Japanese maple is growing new hair,
while pink apple blossoms brighten a tree.
Querulous bluejays perch nearby and scare
two golden finches who quickly flee.

Lovers discover each other’s charms
as they sit on green benches in parks.
Dappled by sunlight on their forearms,
they listen to the song of a lark.

Outdoor life has an amber cast.
How lovely to dream that spring will last.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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14 Responses to Spring Sonnet

  1. MarinaSofia says:

    There is a jaunty, joyful bounce to this and an easy rhyme (which I’m sure looks easier than it was writing it).

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  2. Grace says:

    I am looking forward to the sights and smells of first blooming of spring ~ I love how lovers are discovering each other’s charms ~

    Love the spring sonnet Sara ~ Have a good weekend ~

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  3. This is lovely and although spring breaks there’s hope but knowledge it could rain too!

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  4. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    This is lovely!! 😀 Such breathtaking imagery here.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  5. Sumana Roy says:

    beautiful, beautiful…..

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  6. Outdoor life has an amber cast.
    How lovely to dream that spring will last.

    What one most desires like many others. Great lines Sara!

    Hank

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  7. Truedessa says:

    Your middle stanza really captures the beauty of spring.

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  8. mzach456@comcast.net says:

    a real emotional grabber

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  9. Miss Stacy says:

    oh i love this.
    so ready for spring. and this little poem details it so magnificently!

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