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A Cinquain

            FALLING FRAGRANCE

Released,

      petals flutter

            from the peach tree blossoms,

                  forming a fragrant pink blanket

                        below.

2/29/96          Phyllis DeWitt VanVleck

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A fall Cinquain

FALLING FRAGRANCE

Released,
petals flutter
from the peach tree blossoms,
forming a fragrant pink blanket
below.

2/29/96 Phyllis DeWitt VanVleck

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A Cinquain for fall

FALLING FRAGRANCE

Released,
     petals flutter
          from the peach tree blossoms,
               forming a fragrant pink blanket
                    below.

2/29/96 Phyllis DeWitt VanVleck

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THE YEAR’S AWAKENING

 

It’s a time of vernal promise

A time we all will share

Nature’s presenting her Spring Show

To be seen just everywhere

 

As trees awaken from slumber

From a winter much too cold

The last tenacious leaves of fall

Release their desperate hold

 

In the wake of April’s cool tears

Comes May with her golden smile

The air is filled with fragrance

As trees blossom forth in style

 

There’s new emerald carpeting

Replacing what winter browned

Crocus, iris, and daffodils

Poke heads from pungent ground

 

Vast panoramas of color

Are the hills, valleys and plains

The rivers and lakes overflow

Swollen by heavy spring rains

 

Tulips reach for the sun’s warm kiss

Stretching their long green necks

Busily building nurseries

Are wee feathered architects

 

Spring holds promise for each of us

With summer so close at hand

The sun, warm rain, and gentle breeze

Now awaken the land

 

1/29/88       Phyllis DeWitt-VanVleck

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     SENSING BEAUTY

 

As morning shows her golden face

After late evening showers

I watch the busy hummingbirds

Dining on my flowers

 

Squirrels are eating sunflower seeds

I scattered on the lawn

But take time out to play a bit

Then, up a tree and gone

 

Two lively sibling rabbits

Enjoy a game of chase

The squirrels are back, and two join in

Challenging a race

 

Chipmunks share the scattered seed

And hurry underground

Then come right back for more of same

And pouch each seed that’s found

  

The birds are singing melodies

Led by a mockingbird

His concert is magnificent

A treat that must be heard

 

Leafy trees cast patterned lace

That filigrees my lawn

They offer birds construction sites

Until the season’s gone

 

Flowering bushes here and there

Join fragrant garden blooms

And kiss the air with heady scents

As nature’s own perfume

 

I’m blessed to sense such beauty

And such tranquility

I can’t think of another place

That I would rather be

 

5/27/96     Phyllis DeWitt VanVleck

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AUTUMN’S OPULENCE   

 

Fall imprints on our memory

This lazy time of year

For she touches all our senses

As she  paints the landscape here

 

A teasing breeze spanks the leaves

So they’ll release their hold

Their flaming autumn colors

Foretelling winter’s cold

 

That wafting fragrance that I smell

Comes from my apple trees

Where carmine jewels are holding tight

Before a winter’s freeze

 

Sampling one’s sweet succulence

I bite into the skin

The savory flesh delights my mouth

And juice runs down my chin

 

Tepeed corn stands in fields

With pumpkins at their feet

And gourds with autumn’s color schemes

Edge rows of late fall wheat

 

There’s milkweed silk and cattail down

That feel so smooth and soft

There’s pungent smell of new-mown hay

Piled high in my barn loft

 

And waving weary wingtips

Geese are flying north

Squirrels are burying hickory nuts

While darting back and forth

 

Autumn parades her opulence

For everyone to see

Touching the senses we possess

And mesmerizing me

 

5/28/96 – Phyllis DeWitt-VanVleck

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The scent of summer

        SUMMER SCENT

 

There are bushes in my backyard

And some are in full bloom

Emitting fragrance all day long . . .

My garden’s sweet perfume

 

Phyllis DeWitt-VanVleck

 

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