Lillian here. Delighted to host Poetics during the last week of our one-month stay in Bermuda.
It’s that time of year! Our clocks have sprung ahead and the U.S. is definitely ready to embrace spring. Bring me budding trees; tulips and daffodils; women walking the streets without big winter coats, showing their baby bumps; hopscotch on the sidewalks (at least in my youthful days that happened); and for those who live in or have a country/rural background, that annual leafing through the Burpees Seed Catalog. Those in the Southern Hemisphere, think about when you were anticipating spring.
So here’s a few images to spur your imagination. Think young, take the energy of the spring season and think fun, new life, possibilities. Sunny side up, everyone. Pick one of the images below, copy and paste to your site, and write a poem motivated by the image. Any form, any length. All images are from Pixabay, and free to download without attribution. Have fun with this one! No need to write specifically about the spring season – rather put a spring in your step and in your words. I’ll meet you on the other side of dull, cold and dreary…. and look forward to inspired words!
New to dVerse? Here’s the way to join us!
- Write a poem as the prompt suggests, and post it to your blog.
- Click on Mr. Linky below to add your name and enter the direct URL to your poem
- On your blog, please provide a link back to dVerse. This enables others to enjoy our prompts, multiples our readers and thus the responses to everyone’s poems.
- If you promote your poem on social media, use the tag #dverse poets
- And most importantly, please do read some of the other responses to the prompt and add a short comment or reaction. Everyone likes to be appreciated! The prompt is “live” for several days – as you’ll notice by the comments you’ll receive – so do stop by another day and read a few of the latecomers too!
Björn Rudberg (brudberg) said:
What a happy prompt… sunlight is so bright this first week of daylight savings time.
Yes indeed….time for a spring to our step! 🙂 Glad to see you here, Bjorn.
Welcome everyone! Lillian here and delighted to be hosting today, from Bermuda! Our last 10 days here. The sun is shining and the ocean … ah the ocean. Well, it’s definitely sunny side up. Looking forward to pushing away the dreary and reading your posts.
Bright and sunshine on my eyes (though its cloudy grey here) ~ Thanks Lillian for the uplifting prompt ~ I will be visiting in a bit ~
Nice to see you here, Grace. Feel free to stop in and out….pub is open and even later tonight, I’ll leave the porch light on and the key under the potted plant to the right of the door 🙂
Frank Hubeny said:
It is warm outside today. Only a light jacket required. Thanks for hosting, Lillian!
Ah…hosting from Bermuda is interesting….I can only look out the window at the sun and beautiful ocean. But…I do enjoy doing this and at least I do have the window! We’ll be out hiking the coast line tomorrow 🙂
Good evening everyone! I’ve just got home from a long, drawn-out meeting and it’s coming up for 10 pm. I’m sorry I’m late. I’ll manage about half an hour of reading and then I really must go to bed. I’ll continue reading and commenting in the morning. At the moment, I need some bright poems to cheer me up!
oh….long evening meetings…time to hit the pillow for sure! There are some sunshine bright and cheerful posts here. You’ll enjoy in the morning for sure.
Thank you, Lill!
Charmed Chaos said:
Delightful Prompt!! Thank you Lillian!
Sunny side up — a good spring way to think 🙂
Thank you, Lillian, for this excellent prompt. Let’s call it that. No matter what, we love ’em.
Nice to see you here at the pub. Look forward to reading your response.
Frank J. Tassone said:
Evening, Poets! Thanks, lillian, for the inspirational photos and this delicious prompt! I’ll be on the poetry trail tomorrow to savor all the poetry! 🙂
Good to see you tonight Frank. Reading in the AM — my favorite time. See you then!
Leaving the pub for the evening folks….getting a little shut-eye. Not to worry. I’ve left the porch light on and there’s a key to the pub under the potted plant to the right of the door. Libations still available at the bar so help yourself and instead of a tip, just leave some sunny-side up words so we can all enjoy in the morning! See you then!
Pub is open all day today! I’ll be in and out….enjoying a sunny-side up day here so will go out for a hike — but I’ll be reading off and on. Hope you’ll join us!
My post is rather dour, but it really is a springtime poem. It’s just spring from the point of view of someone who is sick at home with the flu yet again, feeling very run down.
Well….I think a lot of folks can relate to that…flu season bridges into spring. Sometimes I think it’s when the weather switches so often between cold then warmer then cold then warmer again that has an effect of folks in terms of germs spreading more. Not a scientific fact…just my opinion. Will get to reading in just a bit. Glad to see you here!
I don’t know where to put this, but I really love the feeling of the site, now. I believe the colours are somewhat changed.
Well, Bjorn would have to weigh in on whether there’s been any color changes. I don’t think so. What I do, that I think is different from other folks, is that I always put my entire prompt in bold. I think it’s easier to read. I don’t think other folks do that….but I’m not sure. It does also make it brighter when it’s in bold. But again, maybe others do that too?
Ian Muollo said:
I wrote this yesterday evening when the sky was full of melancholy disarray, although today Spring is in full bloom and I slightly regret writing such a dim poem… Although, I am still proud of my work!
Well…sometimes spring weather can be grey before the blooms….
Just a quick note also: no need to put your link here in the “chat” room of the pub. You’ll notice looking at everyone else’s comments, that there are no links here. You’ve already put it in mr linky….which is where everyone goes to read the posts. In fact, many folks don’t follow or read all the chat here but they do go to click on Mr Linky, and then on the names to get to the posts. So next time….and do hope you come to dVerse lots, just put your post into mr link and not in the pub chat 🙂
all the words said:
i used my own picture.
Ali Grimshaw said:
What a great way to start my day. I look forward to reading what others have shared here. I hope I didn’t break the rules too badly by using my own photo. I was attached to a particular bloom. Happy Spring.