Monday, May 7, 2012

Spring Senses

Friends Sharing a Moment
I opened the slider, and the cat and dog shared the smells, the view and the breeze together.  I wondered which of the senses the animals most enjoyed during this close encounter with the outside.

Spring...
smells fresh
of grass and leafy buds
like greens and purples;
of dirt and worms
awakening.

Spring...
looks new
with changing shadows
like rippling waters;
with yellow dandelions
popping.

Spring...
feels soft
as a kitten or puppy
like a fuzzy friend;
as breezes
tickling.

Spring...
sounds gleeful
with goldfinches and robins
like a musical interlude;
with busy bugs
humming.

Spring...
tastes smoky
as blackened marshmallows
like burned bubbles;
as hot dogs
grilling.

©2012, Donna JT Smith

Tomorrow, a poetic exercise and an opportunity to vote on the one you liked best.

6 comments:

  1. my senses were so there with your great sensory poem!

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    1. Thanks, Lynn! Gotta love spring! A relief after winter, and like summer, only cooler.

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  2. love the photo! And I like that 'dirt and worms awakening'-lovely. We actually had a cold front come through last night & today & have had lovely rain, thus new smells! I suspect all the flowers & grass will grow, grow now! Looking forward to tomorrow!

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    1. They sat there for quite some time together, just smelling and looking. Today (Tuesday) we have your rain and cold, but yesterday was wonderful. Time to mow the lawn next!

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  3. Love this whole post. It reminds me of the time we had a dog and cat who thought he was a dog because they were raised at the same time. Favorite stanza is the one with "soft as a kitten" and "tickling." You have awakened my spring spirit.

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    1. Thanks, Tam. Yes, these two think they are both dogs. The cat, Purrsee, gets kind of rough with the dog sometimes, but Pippi puts up with it in her good-natured Golden Retriever way.

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