spring of you

May 4, 2011
By Anonymous

lay down
into the arms of a soft dawn,
uncertain warmth
creeping in from under the cold.

let the sun slowly rise
into the tips of your fingers.

let your body thaw from the chill,
let the frost melt to dew...

be not discomforted
by the singleness of being;
wish not for others to waste your soul on.

there too can be something sublime in solitude.

reconcile with the fact
that just as each moment is unlike all others,
there is only one of you.

that is the beauty of existing.
do not taint it
with the guiles of those who do not recognize the /you/-ness
of every beam
that glances your skin.

the winter will end
and commence the spring of you.

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This article has 3 comments.

proudmom said...
on Jul. 19 2011 at 5:36 am
Yes...a positive poem about the resilience of the human spirit!  Great use of alliteration and rhythm to the transition line.  Love the celebration of the individual...a very transcendental feel.  Great job "anonymous!"

on Jul. 18 2011 at 10:34 pm
Absolutely lovely.  It's a simple concept, but beautifully worded, and the metaphor worked without being too obtrusive or heavy-handed.  There was one line that broke the rhythm a little bit - "wish not for others to waste your soul on" - and usually I'm pretty lax about ending sentences with prepositions in informal writing, but in this case "on which to waste your soul" would have flowed more easily.  Otherwise, I loved it!

CBeyondBooks said...
on Jul. 18 2011 at 10:07 pm
Really enjoyed this poem!  I like how on the top its a poem about winter turning to spring, but if you think about it, it seems to be about how no matter how cold it seems, spring will always come and things will always get better.  Definitely liked it lots! :)


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