I could never make something so perfect, so precise
As midway between summer’s cauldron fire and winter’s ice
A revving of the engines, an adjustment of the eyes
From bleak to bright and coloured light. In short, it’s rather nice.
This season is a halfway house, an opening of blinds,
A rooster season, and a rood awakening of mind
To worlds in worlds in worlds of many valuable kinds:
Heuristical; chockfull of long lost treasures, novel finds.
Spring is a billion billion small explosions of new life:
If winter’s an old maid, then Spring’s a baby-bellied wife;
A wild and rabbit romp; a Bacchic toast to fecund strife;
A bee-loud, humdrummed glade and swelling hill with blossoms rife;
A gentle, warm upturning of the cockles and the soil
That heralds love, and plain, soul-saving toil.
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3 thoughts on “Sprung Rhythm (A Pagan Hymn) by Jonathon Penny”
Spring-loaded poem, Jonathon. Well done.
Thanks, Patricia! I still get a kick out of it myself.