Signs of Spring

Today is Quadrille Monday at dVerse Poets Pub. A quadrille is a form unique to dVerse – exactly 44 words excluding the title and including a word at the choice of the Pub Host. Today the word is “murmur”. Come join us as De Jackson (Whimsy Gizmo) is our host today.

Sign of Spring
The sky looks sad today –
spits of rain
clouds over all.
wandering about the yard
I look at the sodden lawn.
I walk over to the flowering quince
and see tiny tight red buds
all over the black branches.
Behold! A murmur of spring.

copyright kanzensakura

26 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. whimsygizmo
    Feb 12, 2018 @ 15:25:38

    Ohhhh. “A murmur of spring” — how perfect. This line is like a tiny bud, waiting to unfold. LOVE.


  2. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Feb 12, 2018 @ 15:32:58

    Love that murmur… you are lucky to have such a resilient flower.


    • kanzensakura
      Feb 12, 2018 @ 15:35:35

      The cuttings of the shrub were brought over from England a couple of centuries ago. It has gifted hundreds of cuttings in its day. The bush is huge and soon will be full of pink flowers. It is my favorite spring bush. I have moved this around to every where I have lived since I was 30. It is resilient and generous. The birds love to hide from the hawks in its foliage.


  3. Jane Dougherty
    Feb 12, 2018 @ 16:09:57

    We had the same thoughts 🙂


  4. welshstream
    Feb 12, 2018 @ 16:11:49

    Ah the eternal hope of Spring nibbling at the edge of nature ….nicely captured


  5. Beverly Crawford
    Feb 12, 2018 @ 16:23:15

    Another winter-weary soul! Hail fellow, well met!


  6. lillian
    Feb 12, 2018 @ 16:33:29

    Oh so GOOD to be back reading your words, my friend and visiting the flowering quince again 🙂 LOVING the murmur of spring you’re recording here….would that it appear in Boston soon! 🙂


  7. Larkin
    Feb 12, 2018 @ 16:34:41

    The last three lines are gorgeous.


  8. Waltermarks
    Feb 12, 2018 @ 17:23:39

    It has been so cold of late, I’m thrilled to have the hope of Spring. Thank you Toni!


  9. georgeplace2013
    Feb 12, 2018 @ 17:39:05

    I do love that murmur of song…. every time


  10. sanaarizvi
    Feb 12, 2018 @ 18:44:53

    Oh I love this! Such beautiful imagery in this, Toni 💖


  11. Frank Hubeny
    Feb 12, 2018 @ 20:17:04

    I noticed some buds today as well. I wondered if they were too early, but welcomed them.


  12. D. Avery @shiftnshake
    Feb 12, 2018 @ 21:49:39

    Behold! An Easter-ly alleluia feel. Spring may murmur but we are glad for any sign.


  13. Truedessa
    Feb 12, 2018 @ 21:57:39

    The sweet murmurs of spring, I look forward to seeing more signs.


  14. rothpoetry
    Feb 12, 2018 @ 23:03:30

    We have had weather like you have…spitting rain …soggy yard…and my grapvines are pushing buds and daffodils will bloom by Friday Great poem of spring!


  15. rosemawrites
    Feb 13, 2018 @ 02:28:05

    a murmur of spring. what a beautiful line that is!


  16. kim881
    Feb 13, 2018 @ 02:51:55

    We kind of chimed with our rainy weather, Toni! I love your ‘murmur of spring’!


  17. qbit
    Feb 13, 2018 @ 09:13:08

    “murmur of Spring” — Nice!


  18. Laura Bloomsbury
    Feb 13, 2018 @ 10:06:13

    entrancing – the way you give Spring such a quiet entrance


  19. Misky
    Feb 13, 2018 @ 11:38:13

    We must be forever hopeful, we gardeners. 🙂


  20. merrildsmith
    Feb 14, 2018 @ 14:52:09

    When we were driving into Philadelphia the other day I noticed buds on some of the trees. Even though it’s cold, spring is coming!


  21. Ali
    Mar 11, 2018 @ 01:58:43

    I love spotting the little jewels of buds in the hedges! Lovely words to accompany your images.


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