Spring presents itself in body, mind, and spirit, and, for most people, it’s a time of hope—a bridge between winter’s darkness and summer’s fullness. In my part of the world, spring began last Wednesday (March 20th) and, although the weather remains cold, the sense of spring “being here” provides a lift to the spirits. In my front garden, the daffodils and hyacinths are up and should bloom in time for Easter.
This week, let’s celebrate spring.
Things to Think About:
- How does spring make you feel?
- What are some characteristics of springtime?
- What specific seasonal changes occur in spring?
- What are some springtime impressions derived through your five senses? How does spring look, feel, smell, taste, and sound? (How do the trees look in spring? How does a spring breeze feel on your face? How does the earth smell after a spring rain? What does a spring raindrop taste like? How do the birds sound in spring?)
- What do the words lilacs, jasmine, orange blossoms, and peonies bring to mind?
- Why is a sense of newness important to you?
- What important thing happened to you during spring?
- Is there a special person whom you associate with spring?
- How would you describe spring in a way that’s unique, not the typical description?
- What does spring represent to you?
- How is spring a time of anticipation and possibilities?
Happy spring, dear readers, may this new season bring you blessings and joy!
Next Saturday, March 30th, I’ll post the inspiration words and example poems
for National Poetry Month and our annual poem-a-day throughout April, so stay tuned!