A new beginning

A new beginning

Friday afternoon on my way home from work, I saw a scooter in the middle of the road. At first I was pretty nervous and quickly looked around for the child who was riding it. Just around the corner came running a small 5ish year old child chasing a jack rabbit. I couldn’t stop laughing and I suddenly remembered it’s the first day of Spring! New weather, longer brighter days, and lots of green leaves and flower blooms!

Then this afternoon I saw the hibiscus bushes in the neighborhood have bloomed. The neighbor across the street also has these beautiful bushes with pink and white tiny flowers on them. So beautiful!

Anyhow, Spring always reminds me of the summer I went to Italy and saw Botticelli’s Primavera at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. It’s one of my favorite’s (along with Birth of Venus). I bought a print of each of those to remind me of its beauty, but honestly they have been in a box since early 2005. What a pity.

I was thinking about that the other day in the shower and I was inspired to write a poem. Weird, I know. I haven’t written any poems since college really and then 10 years later I get my inspiration back- w-h-i-l-e i-n t-h-e s-h-o-w-e-r. You don’t have to call me weird, I already know I am thanks to Jennifer Searcy in the 5th grade. However, I digress. Behold my shower inspired poem:

Primavera Parade
An Ode to Spring
A new parade arrives today
Primavera is here, hooray!
The leaves return to green, the flowers bloom
The birds fly home and dance in their sky room.
Animals will mate,
Small children await
Spring days, a time to celebrate
A fresh start and a change of fate.
The cool air stills under the warming sun,
Primavera is here, new days of fun!

My first love- love at first sight (June 1996)

One thought on “A new beginning

  1. LMAO! I’m sorry but Spring has never moved me to mentally write poems while in the shower. Glad you are feeling good about the season. Actually, nothing has ever moved me to write poetry unless it was an assignment. lol!


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