((I’ll preface this by saying that it’s impossible to choose just one thing and call it a “favorite” when one rejoices and appreciates all that a season has to offer. That being said, this was written for the first of Broken Sparkles’s “Season Challenge”. In one poem, we had to use our favorite: word, quote, poem, book, song, movie, town, animal, flower, food and image. The first challenge was Spring Favorites. So here is my humble offering.))
~ Spring (Mostly) Favorites ~
Robert Herrick’s plea to virginal women:
“Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles today,
Tomorrow will be dying.”
As all renewal burst forth in efflorescent rebirth,
I’d take my favorite book to a secluded, woody glen.
And lose myself in Tolkien’s Middle Earth,
Where Elves and Ents became real again.
As for a favorite springtime quote,
Robin Williams comes close to describing the truth:
“Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!”
For Spring is the season of celebrating youth!
~ C.L.R. ~ © 2011