Note to Spring

17 Mar


Photo © 2017 by V. Nesdoly

Note to Spring

The monsoons of March
with their downpours and douses
are greening the sides
of the fences and houses.

Yes, we love green   (it is St. Paddy’s Day, after all!)
but we’re eager for more
colors to brighten
the outdoor decor.

Purple and yellow
red, blue, pink, and white
we’re longing to find
in the lengthening light.

Please don’t delay,
feeling bound by the date.
The welcome mat’s out, Spring,
we’ve unlatched the gate!

© 2017 by Violet Nesdoly (All rights reserved)



Goodies on display at Scoop ‘n’ Save – Langley, BC.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

This post is linked to Poetry Friday, hosted today by the incredibly talented Robyn Hood Black at Life on the Deckle Edge.





Posted by on March 17, 2017 in Nature, Poetry Friday


Tags: , , ,

14 responses to “Note to Spring

  1. Karen Eastlund

    March 17, 2017 at 7:41 am

    I like your picture and poem, Violet. Sure looks better than the blanket of white we have at the moment. I have a very sad daffodil that was first whipped by wind and then crushed by snow. I hope I get a few that can hold their heads up. But, the cold won’t last long! Happy St. Pat’s Day!

    Liked by 2 people

  2. jama

    March 17, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Yes, it’s time to welcome Spring. Lovely poem (and thanks for those cupcakes)! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Kay McGriff (@kaymcgriff)

    March 17, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    Yes, I’m ready to welcome spring. At least green signals that more color is soon to follow!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Tabatha

    March 17, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    I like your alliteration, Violet! “we’re longing to find
    in the lengthening light.” I’ll bet Spring takes you up on your lovely welcome before long!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. lindabaie

    March 17, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Our gate has long sprung, Violet, and now we worry that winter will make one more sneaky visit. I think your poem might be a song to sing, yes, for spring! Thanks, I enjoyed it very much.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Linda Mitchell

    March 18, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Oh, those cupcakes look delicious! You used one of my favorite words… “greening”. Hooray for more green in the world. I agree with Linda B. this is a song to put a spring in my step.


  7. haitiruth

    March 18, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    Wishing you spring very soon! Ruth,


  8. cvarsalona

    March 18, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Oh, yes, let’s unlatch the door and invite spring in, Violet.


  9. Heidi Mordhorst

    March 19, 2017 at 5:17 am

    Very sweet and springing poem, Violet! Now, can you rewrite as limericks? ; )


    • Violet Nesdoly

      March 19, 2017 at 6:11 am

      Thanks, Heidi… and you’re on:

      Our fences are covered with moss— not surprising, when rain is the boss. But when Spring sun comes out though that moss starts to pout we won’ t cry when that green gets the toss.

      Mossy green is a gift to the eyes now our wintered eyes want the surprise of yellow and blue purple, pink and red too under vernal and baby blue skies.

      (Pretty bad I know. Oh well…;)



  10. Brenda Davis Harsham

    March 19, 2017 at 5:33 am

    Love that last line, and that photo, oh. I do miss the color, the blue skies, the delicate fronds of Japanese maple trees and smokebush flowers. I’m with you, Violet, reveling in my past memories of springs munificence, that gorging on color.


  11. Robyn Hood Black

    March 20, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Thanks for deftly calling forth colorful, Spring, Violet – and for unlatching the gate! (I love that image.) :0) XO


  12. Donna Smith

    March 21, 2017 at 5:46 am

    Your blog is linked to day to mine for the “Found Poem” Scavenger Hunt!
    Happy World Poetry Day!


  13. Michelle Kogan Illustration, Painting & Writing

    March 21, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Thanks for your lovely welcoming spring poem, it’s delightful!



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: