Buds Begin to Show

Buds Begin

Buds Begin to Show
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As buds begin to show on trees

Their promise stirs my sour soul.

Bare branches dangle in the breeze,

They whisper, “Spring is in Control”.

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The limbs that grace my favorite knoll

Have shaken off the winter’s freeze.

They have begun their Summer role

As buds begin to show on trees.

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At last the Angels answered pleas,

The Winter blues are on parole.

As proof, new birth my vision sees,

Their promise stirs my sour soul.

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The new found freshness makes me whole

To promised pulse of God’s decrees.

I gaze amazed here as I stroll,

Bare branches dangle in the breeze.

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As new growth brushes ‘gainst my knees

To greet God’s splendor is my goal.

Amongst returning birds and bees

They whisper, “Spring is in Control”.

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Nature’s bounty will soon unroll.

So grab those treasures you can seize,

And seek those finds that you’ll extol

As buds begin to show on trees.

 

Author Notes Thoughts of spring abound as the trees begin to bud.


This poem is a Rondeau Redouble. The Rondeau Redouble is not, as its name suggests, a double Rondeau. With a strict rhyming pattern it consists of six stanzas (quatrains) and a final refrain, all on two rhymes. Each line of the first stanza becomes, in turn, the last line of the four succeeding stanzas. The sixth stanza is all new though followed by the first phrase of the first line.

For this poem I’ve chosen a syllable count of: 8

The rhyme scheme is: abab.


This picture is from the Author’s own collection of personal photographs. This will become one of the poems in the Author’s Picture Poem book series.

 

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