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The Symphony* of Spring: Mother Nature At Work & Play

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

NOTE: Since Mother Nature and “Earth Day, Every Day” go hand-in-hand, this poem can be counted as #5 for my Earth Day countdown as well as part of Poetry Month.


Spring’s symphonic overture is cheery and bright;
a rainbow of colors that Mother Nature brings to light.

Source: In front of our front door of our building


Then come the brisk and lively first movement thrills,
with forsythia, cherry trees, tulips, & daffodils. 



The 2nd movement: a lyrical display of magnolia & dogwood;
blooming ev’ry spring to bring on the good.

Source: Googled pictures of different kinds of magnolia trees


By the 3rd movement spring’s energy is deep as a well,
with green trees dancing in the breeze of “Show & Tell.”

Source: Neighborhood Trees


The finale: a rollicking canvas with flowers of ev’ry kind;
a colorful spring symphony that fills your mind!

Source: Rutgers Gardens


* From the Internet: With rare exceptions, the four movements of a symphony conform to a standardized pattern. The first movement is brisk and lively; the second is slower and more lyrical; the third is an energetic minuet (dance) or a boisterous scherzo (“joke”); and the fourth is a rollicking finale.”