Springtime Countryside

By James Bates   Out in the rolling countryside Enjoying the first signs of spring Stopped for a while by a farmer's field And listened to a bluebird sing. His song was oh so cheerful As it echoed through the trees Carried across the fertile land  On a gentle, drifting breeze. The world was awakening … Continue reading Springtime Countryside

Honorable Mentions: Spring Contest

The Road Home By: Kelli J Gavin I have walked one too many roads A few stray paths have distracted me Not always sure where I was going Or why I was called away Home should be where the heart is But sometimes my heart would fail A faulty human with a messy soul At … Continue reading Honorable Mentions: Spring Contest

3rd Place Spring Contest: “Marvellous May” by Jennie Gardner

Is there anything more glorious than the month of May When, shaking off her slumber nature stands so tall Darkness receding, conquered by ever-lengthening day And the sun softly smiling, shines down upon us all   Pretty borders full of colour and the sweet chortle of song Ragged robin, buttercups, daisies, forget-me-nots Skipping gently in … Continue reading 3rd Place Spring Contest: “Marvellous May” by Jennie Gardner

2nd Place Springtime Contest: “Rejuvenation” by Aiman Siddiqui

Growing out of love, my turbulent heart is at peace My spirit blossoms, my mind's now at ease On the verge of uncaging my sabotaged soul I know, bad times have begun to cease You'd been the wildest part of my favorite dream Delusional, daunting, untimely and extreme Blinding my mind from what lay ahead, … Continue reading 2nd Place Springtime Contest: “Rejuvenation” by Aiman Siddiqui

1st Place Springtime Contest: “A Flash of Blue” by Mike Turner

A flash of blue Just a hint In my peripheral vision As I gaze across my yard What have I seen If anything at all? Cobalt sky laced with white clouds? No, ‘twas more ephemeral Indigo cats-paw ripples Dappled with golden sunlight On the surface of the backyard pool? Nay, ‘twas more elusive There, again … Continue reading 1st Place Springtime Contest: “A Flash of Blue” by Mike Turner