Friday, 23 March 2012


One sapphire cloud.
(read aloud as performance poem!)

Sleep as if dead
all winter ahead
under warm cosy spread
in black peaty bed
warm as new bread
by old wooden shed
no more to be said.

March, the beginning
though the soil peeping
first shoots of Spring
leaves are just sprouting
waxy with greening
glossy and shining
just happy growing.

This is the clue
flowers now blue
as the breeze blew
now here's the breakthrough
blooms just continue
covered in dew
full flowers now due.

Hyacinths proud
singing out loud
blue in a crowd
one sapphire cloud!






24 comments:

Out on the prairie said...

A lovely transition into spring

the cuby poet said...

Out on the prairie: The sun is shining today too, so the picture is completed. Glad you like this one.

Ola said...

very nice-beginning of the spring!

Life and travelling
Cooking

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Beautiful! I love the sapphire cloud! Also. I wish I could sleep like that. Stupid insomnia.

How did you like The Moon and Sixpence? I've been a huge fan of Maugham for 20 years now.

the cuby poet said...

Ola: Spring is such a happy season.

the cuby poet said...

Lisa @ Two Bears farm : I really enjoyed The moon and sixpence my first MAUGHAM so will seek out others. Glad you liked Sapphire cloud.

Paulie said...

Snow here yesterday and today it is all gone, allowing the sun to shine on a day they predicted only rain.

I had given up on snow and was looking for the arrival of spring here also -- glad you got it!

Thanks for dropping by. . .

the cuby poet said...

Welcome here. Thanks for your comment.

eileeninmd said...

A nice welcome to spring. Lovely poem, Cuby! I hope you have a lovely weekend.

the cuby poet said...

eileeninmd: Thanks for this, I am very pleased you like it.

Al said...

A great spring poem. Where I live you'd have to add the heavy spring snows (although not yet this year)!

the cuby poet said...

Al: Nice to know you liked this one. Thanks for commenting.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great poem... I did read it aloud. I still love poems which rhyme!!!!! So much fun to read aloud.

Yes---spring is here....
Hugs,
Betsy

Ina in Alaska said...

There has been a shift in the weather- the air is less harsh. This is very welcome. So very tired of Winter 2012.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely spring poem, I particularly like the hyacinths singing!

the cuby poet said...

Betsy from Tennessee: Great to know that you enjoyed this poem Thanks.

the cuby poet said...

Ina in Alaska: So pleased to bring you Spring where your winter has not quite finished yet.

the cuby poet said...

Crafty Green Poet: I feel sure flowers sing in the Spring when they bring so much joy, how could they stay silent?!

CherryPie said...

I have got a lovely image of that Sapphire cloud in my head :-)

the cuby poet said...

CherryPie: The sun is shining on the sapphire cloud today and it is so much more beautiful than before. Just keep imagining it!

Yvonne said...

I, too, like this one. Your use of alliteration is effective as is your use of colour.

the cuby poet said...

Yvonne: Thanks for the positive comment.

Simone de Klerk said...

Beautiful! I can feel the Spring in your poems!
I have a sister living in Cornwall (o

the cuby poet said...

Simone de Klerk: It is cold today and very unspring like. Your sister has probably told you lots about Cornwall but maybe my poems can tell it in a different way. Welcome here.