Mo's Manic Monday - Spring

Posted: Monday, March 26, 2007 by Travis Cody in

It's Manic Monday time! The word is Spring. Don't forget to visit Mo at It's A Blog Eat Blog World.

Spring has sprung
The grass has ris
I wonder where
The birdies is
...Bulwinkle J. Moose

No, that's not my Spring post. But I couldn't let the chance go by to quote Mr. Bulwinkle.

My MM offering is a poem I wrote many years ago.

As I Walked

As I walked I saw a bird and grew very still
A splendid white dove come to share this quaint hill

I smiled to be touched by so gentle a taste of spring
Then quick as a sigh the dove spooked and took wing

My heart beat faster, bewitched by sudden flight
Overwhelmed and slightly daunted but punctured by insight

How fleeting and precious can be the joys of love and faith
Marred and cast aside by an admirer's softly exhaled breath

I walked further, found a stone and rolled it
I paced its circular journey until it bounced against a mate

Seeing the first aside the new, my thoughts again grew bright
One stoned added to another, row upon row, can bridge the night

I continued my stroll, attentive but casually so
Aware of the boundless beauty captivating my very soul

Serene and content amidst fresh life in musical silence
A young heart beat loudly, inviting all to rejoice in dance

Soon flowers did I see drinking life from a crystal pool
And I stretched down among them, engulfed by brilliant hues

Sweet wild flowers, poppies and jasmine, tossed by fickle breeze
So pleasant I forgot in my joy that spring blossoms make me sneeze

Simple rain as I walked to ease frantic senses
Brief showers and welcome, soft and full of fragrances

I paused to rest beneath a stately oak, contemplating the sky
Raindrops spattered on leaf and limb, trickling softly in my eye

Benign intelligence did I find as I walked
Not tempted toward chronic need for ponderous talk

Simple solitude the law enforced by nature's perfect reason
Balanced in daily wonder of Mother's ever nurturing seasons


  1. Lizza says:

    Your poem made me take a stroll in my mind. Lovely images, especially that of the spring rain! I love the rain.

  1. wolfbaby says:

    i love the imagry. This was breath taking!!

  1. Ah Spring. A Poets dream come out to life like a flower opening at sunrise!

    Nice stuff..

  1. Hi Travis.

    First... you and I seem to have something in common. Haha.

    Second... wonderful poem. You really are a very good writer. Well done.

  1. Even though beauty may give you grief (sneezing), one cannot help but be captivated by and revel in it!
    I loved, loved, loved it!

  1. Gattina says:

    A very nice thing
    to interprete spring
    The sun shines today
    So I spring on my way

    Pffhht, It's difficult to make poemes in english, lol !

  1. I like the part about the sneeze! The girls have been bringing in blossoms and buttercups and I can barely breathe!

  1. Amazing, as always! :)
    I loved it.
    Thanks for such inspiration this early Monday Morning!
    Have a Great Monday...

    "the wonderful thing about tiggers, is that tiggers are wonderful things..."
    heh heh heh Yup, I'm an evil woman!

  1. hi trav! great poem honey! any cake left?

    smiles, bee

  1. Turnbaby says:

    Oh my --now 'tigger' will be in my head all day!

    I love your poetry and this one, as Lizza said, took me on a virtual stroll. and the rain --MMMMMMMMMMMM

    Thanks Trav

  1. Jamie says:

    Wonderful concept. Thank you

  1. Nice imagery, Trav. It paints a very serene scene.

  1. Bond says:

    Wonderfully written Travis... you always come up with a way to let my mind see the images.


  1. Comedy + says:

    Great poem. The visuals were outstanding.

  1. SGT DUB says:

    Hey Rocky, watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat...ROAR!!!
    see, I couldn't resist either. The other poem was excellent, an amazing talent, one that I admire. Thanks for sharing.


  1. Natalie says:

    As Iam not feeling creative enough to comment on your poem I will simply tell Mr. J. Moose the birdies is right outside my window.

  1. julie says:

    Oh Travis you know when something is so profound....months later when rereading it you smile a fond remembering type smile.

    Thanks I needed to "do" that type of smile.

  1. Travis says:

    Thanks to all for your encouragement and kind thoughts!!

    Happy Spring!

  1. Sanni says:

    Outstanding as usual, Trav! You´ve made my day (again)- thanks! =)

  1. Janna says:

    Very nice! Very calm, serene, and peaceful. Can you bottle up some of that and send it to me?

  1. Jay says:

    Ah, spring. How perfectly illustrated.

  1. debalious says:

    Great poetry - I think that it is such a creative talent to be able to string words into art. By the way - Bullwinkle is one of my most favorite of all favorites - The moose, squirrel and Boris and Natasha are classic!

  1. Steven says:

    Really great stuff here, Travis. I'm a newbie to your blog, but I will definitely be back!

  1. Bullwinkle recited that poem? I couldn't remember where I heard it but thought it was my Dad... and here it was my friend Bullwinkle. I'd forgotten... I still have my plastic bubble bath Bullwinkle from the early 60's and I smile everytime I walk past him!

    Your poem was lovely - once again you create pictures in my mind :)

  1. Tisha! says:

    truly exquisite!


    Sweet wild flowers, poppies and jasmine, tossed by fickle breeze

    thanks for sharing your work!

  1. Morgen says:

    I don't know why, but I think a poet who can post their own verse online is braver than a prose writer.
    My hats off to you - excellent imagery and I loved how it flowed!

    and thanks for the Bullwinkle laugh, too!
    The grass is ris!


  1. lisa says:

    now that was just lovely.
    The perfect prose for spring.