Take a word … Spring: Celebrate the season of life; Poem and more; Response to a request for a word from Brenda Arledge

I love words; old words, new words, their etymology and idiomatic usage. I like to point out the variety of uses that even common words offer.


buds at the cusp,

leaves a pale luscious next to a deep green shine,

shooting the grass to indent the sky,

straight blades cut the air to make such small impressions,

milder rains, drizzle

empathy to encourage life, to attract the seeds of novelty,

sun soaking the skin,

hotter, promising more to melt and prove our souls,

newborns, lamb and calf,

frolicking in pure joy, enveloping and developing life,

doe-eyed mothers nurturing,

eager for their offspring to take advantage of spring in their footsteps,

humans looking

buds, grass, rain, sun, in sync

like their own newborns,

protected, watch and learn their life is blessed

in this spring of dawning joy,

a world to be amazed as the seasons begin again, turn,

renewed as each circle of life springs to take us into eternity.

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Spring, the season of renewed life, the flowering of shrubs, trees and plants. It’s my favorite, especially because it’s home to my birthday, in the happy month of May. Spring is seen as a chance to start from scratch, to forget the stains on the cycle of the past seasons, to forge a new foundation and to take advantage of what offers possibilities on the path of life.

March, April and May are the spring months, offering March hares, boxing in the fields, March winds lashing the trees, then April showers to cool the breeze and May full of magic, to dance. around the traditional May pole and announce the May flowers, pink and white.

In and Out, welcome the month of May

Life, color and action

You may have a spring in your step, perhaps connected to new beginnings, new work, new ideas, or simply the renewed joy of being alive.

A child may come to life when he realizes that there is fun to be had, a game to play, or he may realize that there is mischief and a game to throw at someone else. !

A spring is large or small, usually metal, incorporated in mattresses, car suspension, coils for machines, clockwork mechanisms, or mentioned in the abstract element of a spring floor.

Bring out the colors of spring, the yellow trumpet daffodil, the green grass of the land like chalk, the frozen snowdrops, the delicate cream primroses, the elegant hyacinths, the down to earth geese, the daisies for the chains.

In the spring of his life, we grow, we learn, we experience, we hope, we look forward, we leap into a bright future. We believe this will never end and we have all the time in the world. We take action at the slightest prompt, ready for anything, full of the joys of spring.

We all have spring fever, which craves being in the fresh air after a long winter. Even those who are no longer spring chickens catch the bug, a fresh source in their walk when life looks good.

It occurs to me that we all need this renewal, this new perspective, when the sun reveals a whole new world, a scene full of hope, when a whole panorama comes to life around you. Suddenly popping up on us, this mild infection may lead to spring cleaning or a spring fever when we need to travel, to visit people and places.

Well I’m going to have a big birthday in May so maybe someone will come out of a huge cake. Better yet, I long for the day when my grandchildren get out of their car to surprise me with the first visit since before March 2020.

Now it will fill me with the joys of spring!

Spring flowers!

Hope Springs Eternal

And now for a little nonsense …

The pipe springs from a leak,

the plumber attracts attention,

springing up in my defense,

“It’s not your fault,” he said.

Your neighbor pulled a quick one,

he just got out of prison,

but he will come back, fear not,

to fuck your extension.

I threw a trap to catch the thief,

I told him if he did,

that I would pay for his passage,

to see spring in Spain.

It shows that no one can run away

guilty of a crime,

although hope springs eternally,

he fell into the hands of his God – money!

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Spring is hope, hope fills us with joy, nature amazes us and we can look forward to a renewed world, a better year, as 2021 begins to bloom as we move forward with a provisional spring in our footsteps. Hope springs eternally….


This article was born from Brenda’s prompt, a weekly word to inspire, so I thank her for the inspiration.

© 2021 Ann Carr

Blossom from the USA on February 23, 2021:

Once the weather warms up I will certainly have a spring in my step, and although I am no longer a spring chicken, hope springs eternally. I enjoyed all the twists and turns of your thoughts and your poetry! Very creative!

Bowling Shauna L from Central Florida on February 23, 2021:

Ann, I love the myriad of thoughts surrounding the word “spring”. You have a clever way with words, highlighting perspectives that are not always obvious at first.

Well done and I love your photos. You have been blessed by your father’s talent for capturing the atmosphere of an object.

I really liked it my friend!

Ann Carr (author) from SW England on February 23, 2021:

Well, Pamela, thank you for those warm words. I am glad you enjoyed this. I had fun writing it and it cheered me up.

I hope you’re okay


Ann Carr (author) from SW England on February 23, 2021:

Thanks, John. I appreciate your kind words. My birthday is the 2nd, and a little jump this year! We also have a few others in the family.


Ann Carr (author) from SW England on February 23, 2021:

What beautiful words, Bill! Thank you and also for your encouragement. We were at the seaside yesterday, it was very calm and the sun was shining, the sky was oozing blue – I had to undo my coat and take off my scarf! I couldn’t believe it. Spring tests the water.

Sending heat your way


Pamela Oglesby by Sunny Florida on February 23, 2021:

Ann, this whole article is fantastic. First of all, I loved your poems, and I also really liked all of the clever ways you used the word spring. Your last poem gets a chuckle for sure. You’ve surely taken up Brenda’s challenge.

Hope you are right and a better 2021 will spring because we are all ready. Thanks, Ann, for a delightful read.

John hansen from Queensland Australia on February 23, 2021:

A wonderful response to Brenda’s challenge, Ann. I love the range of different uses of the word “spring” and your poetry was excellent. May is also a big month for us. My birthday is the 6th, the oldest son the 10th, the second son the 12th, my wife the 13th. What date is your birthday, Ann?

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on February 23, 2021:

“hotter, promising more to melt and prove our souls,”

I love this line … I love this whole thing, of course. It’s a topic I’ve been thinking about a lot lately as I look forward to the first day of 2021 where I can shed my coat and with it the feelings of lethargy. May your poetry be the catalyst Mother Nature needs to send us warmth.

A book of course, my friend. It’s time for the anthology for Ann!


Ann Carr (author) from SW England on February 23, 2021:

Thanks a lot, Liz. What a beautiful comment! You are so often the first at my door; I really appreciate your support.

My goal was to create some optimism and hope so it seems like it worked for you – I’m happy.

Take care of yourself.


Liz westwood from the United Kingdom on February 23, 2021:

I really enjoyed reading this article with its varied presentation techniques on the theme of spring. After reading this I am encouraged that spring is coming. You have created a bright and positive image of this optimistic season.

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