Music Returns

Earth warms herself
sun gazes more deeply.
Snow crystals liquify,
trickle downward
through softening hillside,
quicken to rushing rivulets.
Winter stillness disappears.
Stream babbles, meanders,
gains strength through shifting pebbles
as plant life regenerates.
Grasses wave to river’s symphony.
Nature steeped in spring song.

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Mish is hosting Quadrille Monday at dVerse, the virtual pub for poets. “Steep” or a form of the word must be used within our quadrille (poem of exactly 44 words, sans title). Photo in pixabay.com

58 thoughts on “Music Returns

  1. kim881 January 28, 2019 / 3:15 pm

    I love the gradually warming of the earth, Lill, with the sun gazing more deeply, and I can hear those snow crystals liquefying, the babbling stream and shifting pebbles. A ray of hope in this cold snap we’re having.

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    • lillian January 31, 2019 / 10:36 am

      Somewhere this is happening! Certainly not in the US Midwest or Boston!

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  2. Sabio Lantz January 28, 2019 / 3:18 pm

    Great build up to the symphony of the spring. Enjoyed it !

    BTW, the USA, I think it is “liquify”. How about in your neck of the woods?

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    • lillian January 28, 2019 / 4:12 pm

      GRRRRRRR…..soooo frustrated when I goof up a word. Many thanks for pointing it out. Corrected now. Glad you enjoyed it….even with the goof 🙂

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      • Sabio Lantz January 28, 2019 / 4:20 pm

        Glad you appreciated the pointer. I did enjoy it — the goof did nothing. LOL

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    • lillian January 31, 2019 / 10:36 am

      Thanks, Sarah. Glad you enjoyed!

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  3. Gina January 28, 2019 / 3:35 pm

    i witnessed such beauty, winter in all her glory, love the waving grasses – such pretty words Lillian.

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    • lillian January 31, 2019 / 10:37 am

      Thank you, Gina. Sadly no grasses waving in Boston right now. Just bare tree branches in Arctic winds😟

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  4. msjadeli January 28, 2019 / 3:46 pm

    I really like the water weaving its way here and there in your poem.

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  5. Glenn Buttkus January 28, 2019 / 3:53 pm

    You have made the Spring thaw into a pristine event. I can hear symphonics as I read it. Your last line is killer.

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    • lillian January 31, 2019 / 10:40 am

      Thanks, Glenn. I’m dreaming this scene and crocus bud peepers too❄️

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  6. Mish January 28, 2019 / 4:03 pm

    Love the idea of Spring steeping! As I read this I thought of all the many duties of nature expressed so well with your lovely mix of verbs. Thanks for the little glimpse of hope for warmer weather. I really needed that today.

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    • lillian January 31, 2019 / 10:42 am

      Yep…we’re in the deep freeze so I’m re-reading my poem for hope 😊

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  7. kanzensakura January 28, 2019 / 4:13 pm

    Love this symphonic spring. Earth warms herself…I love the steeping spring – wonderful! and my friend, your use of liquefy is correct. Either liquify or liquefy is your choice! ❤

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    • lillian January 31, 2019 / 10:44 am

      Ah, thank you Toni!
      Take a peek at my harbinger post…if only to listen to the video there. A glimpse of family 😊❤️

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      • kanzensakura January 31, 2019 / 1:51 pm

        I will Lillian. I love family vids. I have so little of my family left, I enjoy the vids of others.

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    • lillian January 31, 2019 / 10:44 am

      If only they could hurry it up a bit!

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  8. Misky January 28, 2019 / 4:40 pm

    Oh you make me long for warmer days and spring’s arrival. Snow expected tonight. Brrrrr.

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    • lillian January 31, 2019 / 10:46 am

      Ah yes…. coming back to this poem and comments to at least get a glimpse of spring in words. We are in the deep freeze here😟😳

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  9. merrildsmith January 28, 2019 / 5:07 pm

    Such lovely thoughts of spring. I like the way the poem rolls its way down to that final line. Very nicely done!

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    • lillian January 31, 2019 / 10:47 am

      Thank you! Now if only spring would roll its way to us a bit more quickly!

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      • merrildsmith January 31, 2019 / 1:50 pm

        Yes. That would be nice. I’m over winter. 🙂

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  10. Nora January 28, 2019 / 7:19 pm

    I particularly enjoy the line “gains strength through shifting pebbles” – lovely distillation of the growth of a stream from snow melt to river.

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    • lillian January 31, 2019 / 10:49 am

      Hmmmm you’d think my husband was a hydrologist! 😉

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  11. Mary (tqhousecat) January 28, 2019 / 8:50 pm

    I love this image of nature steeped in song. Nice to muse upon at the end of Jan and 10 degrees.

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    • lillian January 31, 2019 / 10:51 am

      Ah yes….high here today is 8! Don’t even get me started on the wind chill or poor Chicago!😳

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  12. rothpoetry January 28, 2019 / 8:58 pm

    Great poem of Spring’s return! Grass dancing to the rhythms of the river flow.. very nice!

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    • lillian January 31, 2019 / 10:53 am

      Spring kicks up her heels….just need for her to dosey-doe (or however you spell that square dance move??) a little quicker to our neck of the woods,😳😊

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      • rothpoetry January 31, 2019 / 7:25 pm

        This has been a cold week!

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  13. sanaarizvi January 29, 2019 / 10:36 am

    Love this especially; “Grasses wave to river’s symphony,” … so beautiful!! ❤️

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  14. robtkistner January 29, 2019 / 6:00 pm

    Beautiful Lillian! I am quite ready for Spring’s sweet kiss… that deeper gaze of the sun… 🙂

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    • lillian January 31, 2019 / 10:54 am

      Me too! Right now the sun is shining ice cold here😳

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  15. Lona Gynt January 29, 2019 / 8:44 pm

    Like the symphonic crescendo from crystals to river. Reminds me of “the Moldau” by Smetna. Beautiful!

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  16. Abigail Gronway January 31, 2019 / 1:44 am

    I live in Florida now, and although it gets cold in our neck of the woods, winter does not grow still. It was lovely to remember that kind of winter—or rather, that kind of spring—in your poem.

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    • lillian January 31, 2019 / 10:59 am

      Glad you enjoyed! We are still in the deep freeze and waiting for Spring to kick up her heels. This poem is from memories of our trip to Norway with their first taste of spring and snow melt and water trickles which would later become not just streams but wonderful waterfalls.

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  17. LRTjr March 20, 2019 / 8:25 am

    I love your poem, I am a musician myself and tried this kind of poem myself but just can’t. I have a website that supports all discipline of arts, I would love to have your work featured in my literature category. Visit my site, e-centralized.com, it’s new and plenty of room for improvements. But it will be great to feature your work. Thanks.

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    • lillian March 20, 2019 / 9:29 am

      While I am happy that you enjoyed my poem, I can not give you permission to post my poetry or stories on your website.
      Do not feature any of my work on your site. Thank you.

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      • LRTjr March 21, 2019 / 12:13 am

        Understandable, thanks anyway.

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