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Mar 2, 2019

Movement in Light

As Spring Arrives  

Photo by Cynthia Sharp & the poem by Dennis White and Cynthia Sharp

As Spring arrives to our delight,

A welcome friend returns at last.

The crocus rise from slumber’s night,

Another winter now has passed.

The frosted earth relents its hold,

As Spring arrives to our delight.

Sweet snowdrops blossom in her gold,

A waking dream she will ignite.

By seasoned Artist with foresight,

This sequenced order, not by chance.

As Spring arrives to our delight,

The flora, fauna join the dance.

From sacred soil all life reborn

And days return to dreamy light.

This wondrous season welcomes morn

As Spring arrives to our delight.

This month’s Movement in Light poem is cowritten with Michigan poet Dennis White. We chose a poetic style called a quatern, which means that it is written in iambic meter, a pattern of unstressed and stressed syllables. Quaterns have a repeating line that moves through each stanza, in this case, As Spring arrives to our delight. We then chose to have eight syllables per line. 

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Cynthia Sharp

Poet, Author Cynthia Sharp studied creative writing and screenwriting at York University. She has been published in numerous literary journals and nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net Anthology. Her first ebook, How to Write Poetry: A Resource for Students and Teachers of Creative Writing is available at Amazon.

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