Reminder of Spring (a Sonnet-3)

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Winter is the time of the year when many people find it difficult to cope. Depression is common during these dark days. Today I saw my daffodils pushing through the mulch in my flower bed. Although it is the middle of winter, it is a reminder for all of us that winter is always follow by spring. I wrote the following Sonnet to say that this can be true on a personal level as well.

There in the sunshine pushing through cold ground;
Shoots of green daffodils, reaching for light;
Hidden strength revealed // energetic might;
The middle of winter // they can’t stay down!

Cold weather will come; chilling snow will fall.
Flowers still grow in the darkest of days;
As the light returns to shine through the haze;
Green shoots arising standing proud and tall.

It’s important to recall // in darkest night;
When life turns cruel and depression rises;
Deep inside us // we reach up for the light.

Springtime always follow winter’s dark night.
We will rise // and push through with all our might;
Renewing our strength we bask in the light!

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Photos: Dwight L. Roth

I have gone back and revised this Sonnet to add to Jilly’s d’verse challenge to use enjambment in our poems. The use of punctuation increased readability and allows the reader to be able to know what the writer intended.

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19 thoughts on “Reminder of Spring (a Sonnet-3)

  1. Awww! 🙂 Hello daffodils! I used to get really bummed out in winter. I solved it by moving to Los Angeles lol. However, as you said, sometimes I still encounter winter within my own self during tough times, so I really love this sonnet.

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  2. Dwight, I love this line of your beautiful Sonnet:
    ” There in the sunshine pushing through cold ground “.

    Wonderful description of the daffodils and the joy they bring. I was also looking in astonishment how far the daffodils and other bulbs have come already. Poor things if February turns cold.

    Miriam

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  3. I know that cold as it is -11 C here right now. I specially like the sonnet’s hope for the new season to bring light:

    When life turns cruel and depression rises;
    Deep inside us // we reach up for the light.

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