Gathering

Gathering of Blue Blooms and Snow

Gather my emotions here
Where they’re sheltered from my fear,
Where a rich serenity
Holds me like a friend who’s near.

When snow rests upon the bloom
May it see beyond the tomb.
Spring sings of fresh liberty,
Gathers life and gives it room.


Text: Linked to dVerse Quadrille hosted by Lillian. The 44-word poem must contain some variation of the word “gather”. The form I am using is a variation on the rubaiyat which I will be featuring this Thursday.

Photos: “Gathering of Blue Blooms and Snow”, above, “Spring Beginnings”, below.

Spring Beginnings

 

Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

67 thoughts on “Gathering”

  1. “Spring sings of fresh liberty…..” Oh YES! I especially love walking outside this time of year….when suddenly the sun is warm enough that you don’t need a heave coat and suddenly women with swollen bellies appear…their pregnancies hidden under winter coats, now bloomed for all to see 🙂

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  2. kaykuala

    Spring sings of fresh liberty,
    Gathers life and gives it room.

    Spring’s greenery and colors are always favored more than the other season’s.

    Hank

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  3. We have the same weather here – snow melting and spring’s coming ~

    Love your photo, poetic form and these lines:

    Spring sings of fresh liberty,
    Gathers life and gives it room.

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  4. I always strove to see beyond winter’s tomb when I lived in the north. The blooms unhindered by the cold reality of snow. In fact, poetry came freely with ice (and not in a glass).

    Beautiful poem – beautiful images.

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  5. Lovely piece Frank, the second stanza has a touch of Emily Dickinson about it – ‘When snow rests upon the bloom
    May it see beyond the tomb’ – and I was looking for a suitable example – and came upon 1755 – ‘To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, / One clover, and a bee. / And revery. / The revery alone will do, / If bees are few. ‘
    Terrific photos too.

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