#ThursdayPhotoThoughts ‘Still Winter, Soon Spring, Welcome March!’ #March2021 @Pixabay #Tanka

Still winter, soon spring,

Birds build nests, trees start to bloom,

Stormy, windy March,

Go you! Leave winter behind,

New year, new life, rebirth, hope.

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I discovered this fabulous webpage full of wonderful poems to March by nineteenth and twentieth-century poets which you might like to read, while you listen to birds chirping!

I’ve noticed the sound and smell of spring during my daily walks. Birds are merrier and plants are blooming, the air smells fresher and sweeter and the sounds are more cheerful.

I look forward to spring every year, but this year, especially I’m looking forward to moving away from the confinement and fear of  this winter, or should I say last winter?

I was surprised to hear on the news that there are two spring dates, an astronomical or traditional one from 21st of December to 21st March and a meteorological one, which uses whole months, so winter is December to February and spring March to May, and so on for the other seasons.

Apparently, meteorologists think it’s more sensible for record keeping purposes. I can see it would work from a practical point of view too. It may give us a sense of a more logical order if the seasons are defined by whole months, but I’m a fan of astrology and the astrological calendar.

That doesn’t mean to say I’m superstitious, on the contrary, it’s because I believe there is order not irrationality in the cosmos. The universe is like a giant clock where everything ticks perfectly, thanks to its marvellous machinery.

According to the astrological calendar, winter is based on the position of the Earth in its orbit around the Sun, regardless of weather conditions. I feel more appreciation for these considerations, because it reminds me that I’m part of something greater than myself and the planet where I happen to live at the moment.

More about this debate in this article.

All pictures from pixabay and all thoughts my own, although I’m sure someone has already expressed some of them.

How do you feel about March, is it a winter month or a spring month?

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Image by ejausburg on Pixabay

Pixabay is a wonderful site where many generous amateur and professional photographers offer their photos at no cost (there are also photos you have to pay for). And Thursday, which is in the exact middle of the week is an ideal day to stop and reflect, so I’m grabbing one or more pictures and reflecting on whatever comes to mind. I’m not planning on stream-of-consciousness, because although it’s an unplanned post based on a random picture, I’ll edit my thoughts and words, because you’re worth it! I want you to read a pretty and polished post:)

#AtoZChallenge ‘F is for Flowers’ #Haiku #NaPoWriMo #PoetryMonth

Vivacious flowers,

Spring breeze tickles soft petals,

Colourful music.

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This year is my fourth AtoZ Challenge. My theme this year is poetry once again. I’ll be writing a haiku a day, but I’m also adding a new hobby to the posts, photography. I will post one of my photos, or a donated photo, every day to accompany my haiku.

This April, I’ll also be sharing my poems and joining another group of poets at National Poetry Writing Month, organised since 2003 by Maureen Thorsonn. Write 30 poems in 30 days. I’m in! What about you?

#1linewed #1linerweds Twisted

They look may ornamental, but they’re still twisted, iron bars to keep the princess locked in her tower, or perhaps they’re keeping her safe…

Check out Linda G. Hill’s Blog for more One Liner Wednesday posts!

 

How can I unbend my thoughts,

Twisted like forged iron window grills?

How can I reach the spaces

Trapped between the metal curves?

How can I see the light

Beyond the solid blackness?

How can I melt the unyielding ore and

Unlock the princess in the tower?

Tell me how!

Maybe it’s the beginning of a rainy spring, maybe it’s just that some projects are taking longer than I thought, maybe I’m a little stuck in my WIPs, maybe there are too many WIPs… Probably, it’s just one of those days…

 

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#SilentSunday #Sixwordstory #sixwordstories If Life Deals You Oranges, Enjoy!

 

Sometimes life deals us sour lemons, and others we’re lucky enough to get sweet oranges, so let’s enjoy those wonderful moments and allow ourselves to recharge our batteries and embrace happiness. Perhaps next weeks’ lemons will be sweet, too!

I hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday.

Thank you for being there 🙂

My camera picked up these beautiful early spring flowers yesterday, just for you… 

Thursday photo prompt: #Spring #writephoto #amwriting #poetry

This poem was written in response to Sue Vincent’s Thursday photo prompt

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Use the image below to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose, by noon (GMT)  Wednesday 8th March and link back to Sue’s post with a pingback.

Spring Sue Vincent

If I were a rock…

If I were a rock in a stream, the water would slide over, smoothing my hard edges.

If you were a rock in my stream, you’d roll to my side and we’d weather together.

If we were two rocks in our stream, swaying together, nothing would keep us apart.

If we were pushed over the falls, into the mighty river, we’d be torn apart.  

If we were two rocks in the river, we might meet again and swim towards the ocean.

If we were two rocks in the ocean, would you find me again?       

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