snow in Spring

Written for:  Carpe Diem #1617 – The Start of the Kumano Kodo (ancient road) Pilgrimage:  The First Day of Spring

For this first episode I have chosen to tell you some background on the first day of spring, because in meteorology spring starts on the first day of March as is today.
Spring the season of new life, the start of the light part of the year according to Paganism and other nature religions. Autumn and winter are in those religions the dark part of the year and spring and summer the light part of the year.
It is a common use in Paganism to not marry in the dark part of the year, but in the light part of the year. We can see that in several rituals in spring and festivities. For example: Dancing around the May pole is such a ritual.

not waiting on summer
the plum blossoms in snow –
white spring kimono

© Den Sutejo

the first day of springtime
fragile plum blossoms open
in the light of daybreak

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

Here is my attempt:


snow in spring
awaiting warmer days
peeking plum blossoms

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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