Friday, June 5, 2015

Envisioning Spring's Symphony





As in all creations envisioned in the mind's eye, inspiration comes in spurts. It rises from the depths of the soul and moves to corners of the mind until ready to surface. 

We all know that the spring season arrived late this year so gardens are just making their debut. My lilac bush is beginning to bloom. The neighborhood is lively after a long winter. The sounds of balls bouncing, skates rolling, bicycle wheels churning, and footsteps pounding are part of the daily happenings. Gardeners' trucks come and go, engaging in their weekly tasks of sprucing up properties and mowing lawns. Nature is showing its colors and there is chocolate in my garden once again.

The sound of keyboard clickings is a happening also as I prepare to design my next gallery.  While Winter Whisperings afforded us a look at the beauty of a stilled season, Spring's Symphony will refreshen our perspective on life as we know it. Join me as I walk through the gardens of life and create a tone of contemplation and renewal for the newest global gallery of artistic expressions. 

Below, I offer photos and a poem of the newest addition to my garden, the Willow Tree Hakura that salutes spring. My garden and I are ready to bask in the sunshine of late spring.


Thin, gracefully spreading branches
splashing hints of shrimp pink and creamy white
bow in tribute to the season of spring
while becoming a striking focal point
for my garden.
CVarsalona © 2015

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 I INVITE  all poets, teachers, colleagues, family, friends, Twitter readers, and students to:
-capture springtime through a photo or drawing 
-write an accompanying poem or poetic expression
-superimpose the saying onto the image
-sign the image with your name and location
-send the image in jpeg form to @cvarsalona via Direct Message on Twitter, Google+, cvarsalona at gmail, or in the comment section below

Deadline for Submission: Extended to June 19, 2015 
Information at: http://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2015/06/envisioning-springs-symphony.html

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Please travel over to the Poetry Friday Round-Up at Buffy Silverman's site, Buffy's Blog. Read the many delightful posts of the week, starting with Buffy's imaginative poems.