Daffodils on sunlit hills

And a warmth felt in the breeze

Greening grass of days that last

And birds chirping in the trees

Causes wintered heart to sing

On these days so blessed by spring


Early glow, morning sun low

Awakens the drenching dew

In one voice, spirits rejoice

Sung praises for sky of blue

Mind begins its wandering

On these days so blessed by spring


Starlings splash in a birdbath

Singing in their great delight

Children play through sunny days

And the gray of warmed twilight

Mindless of the little things

On these days so blessed by spring


Greater green fills living scene

As nature throws off its sleep

Hope renewed by brighter view

And the promises we keep

Happiness inspiring

On these days so blessed by spring


Seasons pass, you cannot last

Must tell you before you go

That all you share, sun-drenched care

Does more than make grass grow

Love found in all living things

On these days so blessed by spring




30 Responses to “Spring”
  1. It’s like reading this I can live through a virtual spring. It’s such a soothing piece which talks about all the positivity and beauty brings along.. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful piece πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘Œ

  2. beth says:

    thanks for a beautiful view of spring, bringing even more light to it with your words

  3. Nima Mohan says:

    I could feel the breeze, feel the daffodils and the green grass. I could hear the birds and the children !! I did visit the place. Beautiful land it is. Thank you Brad for writing this ❀

  4. jonicaggiano says:

    Very nice Brad beautiful verses about the season. Lovely imagery so much to be thankful for in Spring. Thanks for painting such a lovely picture for us. Have a blessed day Brad. Love and hugs Joni 🌺🌸😘

  5. Jim Borden says:

    summer is my favorite season, while spring and fall are tied with each other for my next favorite. But you certainly make a good case for the beauty of Spring. I’m surprised there was no mention of the joy you have when you get out on your bike on a nice Spring day!

    • Brad Osborne says:

      I usually leave any motorcycle references for those pieces specifically written about riding. But I do have a few of those penned and waiting for their opportunity in the sun, so to speak. Thanks, Jim! Did you see the discussion between Pete and I on my post “Watercolor”? We have added a new word to the English language in your honor.

      • Jim Borden says:

        I am so jealous that you already have a few poems in the pipeline – how many do you typically write per day? Many times I’m still trying to think of something to write at 10:00 at might, for that day’s post! And I had not seen the back and forth you and Pete had- thanks for letting me know. Maybe having a word named after me will help in my pursuit of a Noble prize..

      • Brad Osborne says:

        It can’t hurt. To answer your question about writing, some days I may only write a portion of a poem, some days none at all. Then other days, led by the muse, I may write as many as four or five. It sometimes comes in spurts. I usually have more than a dozen poems already finished and awaiting posting. It wasn’t always that way, but I try to stay ahead as the pressure of a daily deadline can dramatically effect the quality of the work. I try to stay ahead on poetry and both the Tuesday Tidbits and Whittled words series. Right now, if I wrote nothing new, I think I could post daily for about a month. Unfortunately, there is no Noble Prize for preparedness…😁

      • Jim Borden says:

        Wow! A month’s worth of work – I can’t even fathom such a situation. And I agree that running up against a deadline likely affects the quality, but I stopped worrying about quailty about five years ago… πŸ™‚

      • Brad Osborne says:

        Timing may be a concern for you, but quality has never been an issue…just ask your readers!

      • Jim Borden says:

        there may be some readers who read my posts just so they can say “At least my writing is not as bad as borden’s”i πŸ™‚

      • Brad Osborne says:

        I think your stats would argue otherwise. By the way, it has probably been a minute or two since you last checked them, so you should pop in for an update…πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ˜

      • Jim Borden says:

        my stats are actually right in front of me as I respond to your comment… sad, I know…

      • Brad Osborne says:

        Not necessarily sad, but predictable for sure

  6. petespringerauthor says:

    Thanks for the beauty of springtime and the opportunity to be outside instead of cooped up in the house. I know it’s spring when the grass is on steroids, and the gophers are active. It’s a trade-off worth having.

  7. Beautiful written Brad.Can see and feel 😍 spring days before my eyes through your poem, though it’s hot Summer here for us now. This poem is like a refreshment now, thank you πŸ™‚

  8. Brandon says:

    Very visual, had me hooked! πŸ˜„

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