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Free Write Friday #28: Pick a Title

on August 27, 2013

free-write-friday-kellie-elmoreYes, I know today is NOT Friday. It is Tuesday. So-o-o-o, since Friday and the weekend were not conducive to writing I declare today a Friday Tuesday [or is that a Tuesday Friday?]. In either event, when I finally filtered through my massive email and read Kellie’s latest challenge, my mind was immediately fired up!

From Kellie: Here is your FWF prompt…

Select a title from the list below as your inspiration:

“Dandelion Season”
“Phone Call at Midnight”
“The Green Years”
“The Human Zoo”
“The Fires of Spring”
“The Ivy Covered Gate”

Here’s to you, Kellie, my contribution, which was inspired through your challenge regardless of the day or hour. I do hope you will accept in spite of the lateness:

“The Fires of Spring”

Butterfly of the Day for the 2nd of October 2012 from Rockey & Dee, on Flickr

Awakening from Winter’s sleep
Mother Nature bursts forth in song
Calling out her intense colors
Bidding ashen days so long

Buds and blossoms explode
In vibrant shades of rainbow hues
Igniting senses of emotion
From white-hot to passionate blues

Atala butterflies emerge
Hovering amid soul-scorching bliss
Flitting moment to moment
Donning petals a velvety kiss

Creatures of the earth
Fervently greet balmy ground
Fire in their hearts
Tempers as passions abound

Fiery sunrises, flaming sunsets
Mirror warm hues of wood fires
Bright oranges, blazing reds
Unleash Spring’s burning desires

©2013 catnipoflife©2013 catnipoflife
Sharla Lee Shults

“I am amazed at this spring, this conflagration
Of green fires lit on the soil of the earth, this blaze
Of growing, and sparks that puff in wild gyration,
Faces of people streaming across my gaze.”
–  D. H. Lawrence, The Enkindled Spring 

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13 responses to “Free Write Friday #28: Pick a Title

  1. Teepee12 says:

    And that goes double up here as the snows melt and we see the first hints of crocus poking up through the frozen ground. I get shivery thinking of it. Well said, my good friend!

    • catnipoflife says:

      Thank you, Marilyn! Such a warm feeling upon reading your comments 🙂 Today is slow, slow, slow. The patches on my back are itching like crazy! Definitely something at work…hopefully, the culprit is having its last hay day 🙂

  2. AnElephant finds it strange to read this in late summer.
    But he enjoys it nevertheless.

  3. neenslewy says:

    Beautiful creation of Spring – the poem holds a mirror up to the season!

  4. Talicha J. says:

    Very nice job with the prompt!

  5. Micki Peluso says:

    You really did the prompt justice–wonderful imagery and meter. I just love prompts–half my writing comes from them. No, I don’t have a great imagination, sadly.

  6. Lovely poem. I’ll bookmark this to read again in February when winter has been hanging around too long.

  7. Sharla, your poetry is like music. A beautiful melody I could read over and over again. Like soft strokes on piano keys. Love reading you. Thank you so much for another lovely addition!

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  10. Raani York says:

    This is a beautiful spring post. I love it – even though I have to admit feeling a little “off guard”… here fall has hit with quite some force and when permitting myself to be overcome by those beautiful spring words, I’ll go in shorts to work tomorrow. LOL

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