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Chilled into Spring..

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It’s funny, but when the days are in the freezing rip of winter, there’s little thought of “chill”; it’s too cold!

..But the days are now doing a dervish sport of tag, and hurtle from one extreme temperature to its opposite..

Blasts of arctic winds sweep along the streets; green buds brace, clasped tight to naked sticks. And then, perhaps even a few hours on, the day changes- pivots into a warm working sunlight; the air seems to expand, gain weight, heat, and suddenly a shiver goes up the spine as the thermometer wrestles out of cold..

..and my eyes notice color to the bushes; bulbs in the yards; splashes of bright yellow, as daffodils breach to give street corners a reminder that they abut parks..

-my eyes slide along the trail of burgeoning color, across vying shades of imminent blooms..

and I find a sigh, in spite of my chilled self, as I, too, feel a surge to blossom into an incarnation past winter – a purpose of me that will be fertile ground to all manner of projects and aspirations..

But then the sun dodges elsewhere; the cloud that comes is frosty; the sky looks like snow.

..and then

another moment on..

the ray of light comes that reminds me that this really is the crack through the ice..

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Written by tomminteroffthestoop

April 6, 2013 at 8:57 AM

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  1. Beautifull mr minter !!! Xxx

    Bela

    May 20, 2013 at 12:26 PM

  2. Lovely as always. Your ode to spring evokes a memory and an expectation. Alas the spindly woods up North have not attained even a slight haze of green. But I am smiling now as if the sun were warm and the breeze scented. Xx
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    zquixote@aol.com

    April 6, 2013 at 3:49 PM

  3. Beautiful description!

    Lori B. Brutten

    April 6, 2013 at 9:23 AM


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