First day of spring

Winters solitude
comes to an end while a harsh
brittle cold lingers
in the morning when dew clings
to a blade of uncut grass

The once abundant
clusters of silver clouds now
transformed into an
abundance of grey shadows
dance to a gentle breeze and

meander through my
geological garden
of antiquity
There erupting into a
moment of euphoria

a wind chimes random
orchestration crescendos
then descends softly
into a harmonious
utter motionless stillness

On this capricious
day when the sun has reached the
vernal equinox
she will announce to us all
spring has finally arrived

Photo: Dutch Iris, my garden March 19, 2010


Anonymous said...

Dear Egmont, What a beautifully composed posting in its entirety both in terms of the image and the creative writing. The iris is, of course, lovely but I also, equally, found the poem atmospheric and thought provoking. Could there be a better way to herald the arrival of spring?

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I want to stand up and clap for Spring! Lovely poem, beautiful picture of a lone and lovely iris!
Happy Spring!

Sondra said...

Lovely, beautiful images and header. Your words are always so very special and are your images. Thank you, Egmont for sharing a part of your garden with all of us. You made my day!
Spring to you!!!!

Protege said...

Beautiful new header.;) Beautiful poem as well, so significant of a new season.;)
Have a wonderful first spring weekend dear friend,

S. Etole said...

What a beautiful atmosphere you have created for us in your photo and words ... thank you.

Susan Deborah said...

Dear Egmont:

New header.

The flower says it all. Happy warmth and sunshine dear Egmont. In my part of the world, the sun is scorching and cruel. I want a respite.

Wish you peace and joy,

P.S: How are you doing Egmont? All well in the heart?

La Dolce Vita said...

Dear Egmont,

What a gorgeous header! it is like a wreath on the door when one enters.
your post is beautiful a perfect match of word and image. thank you so much!

many blessings,

Jala Pfaff said...

Wonderful meditation.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Spring brings new life and we rejoice that the darkness recedes!

Ange said...

Capricious was the day... Capricious and delicious for there is promise in the air. Truly beautiful, as usual...

layers said...

I am off today for a week to teach a workshop so just a quick note to say Happy spring-- birth and rebirth and new times in our studios-- yahooo

Margaret Ryall said...

A beautiful poem to match a beautiful photograph. Happy spring. Doesn't everything seem possible this time of year?

Catherine said...

Dearest Egmont ~ I hope you are right in that spring is truly here ~ though I fear it is more there where you are then here where I live in California rather than Saskatchewan... :)

Have a Happy Day!

Anna said...

Dear Egmont,

Thank you for opening wide the door to spring, through your words and colorful blooms.
Happy spring!


Jeanne said...

Egmont, you never cease to amaze me. What a truly talented individual you are. The flowers in your header, that beautiful white Iris and the words that follow. Very special indeed. Thank you for this lovely break in my day!

Laura Hegfield said...

What a lovely poem and iris to welcome in spring Egmont. I hope you are feeling well and that there is a renewed spring to your step this day.

blessings to you dear one,

jill Zaheer said...

Another beautiful entry to spring- to what it has to offer us, the challenge within ourselves to see what new things we can create and reveal. Just love the line "wind chimes random orchestration ..."

Studio Sylvia said...

No tip toeing here. "There erupting into a moment of euphoria" - I can just imagine the rejoicing when farewells are bid to winter.
Trusting that you have a spring in your step and euphoria in your heart, Egmont.

Gina said...

Welcome to Spring ! and may it be filled with love, laughter and creativity! I hope all is well >>> Gina

rivergardenstudio said...

Dear Egmont, what a beautiful poem. Thought I am still feeling winter here, both outside, and in my heart, I love your words.
Fome the delicate iris to the windchimes, to the announcement of spring, each of your phrase bring an image to my mind of the gentle start of our new season. roxanne

Luzia said...

Lieber Egmont, eine wunderschöne Iris, wie ich sie auch im Garten habe. Aber es wird noch einige Zeit dauern, bis sie blüht. Ich wünsche Dir noch einen herrlich sonnigen Frühling mit vielen schönen Momenten. Herzliche Grüße von Luzia.