Springtime in Texas

Springtime in Texas
Simple musings from a dreamer on a lovely spring day.

North Texas 2012

original photos by Rich Weatherly

Winter rains closed cracks and fissures
Left by summer’s drought.
Carpets of bluebonnets cover pastures-
Texas State Flower reigns supreme.
White petalled blossoms burst forth–
Wild plum and Bradford pear promises.
Waiting in expectation
for Summer’s sweet rewards.
Fragrance in the air,
Breathtaking colors stir the soul,
Buds bursting from tips of last year’s growth,
Promising canopies of lush, green splendor.
Dusk settles on green pastures, golden blaze in western sky.
Fillies frolic. Mares match their moves;
Romping, playfully laughing, whinny and neigh.
They gallop and spin, leap and kick – ready as a mighty stallion struts his stuff.
The rider watches and listens,
Awed by joy and beauty.
Simple thrills of precious life.
Hoof beats stir primal feelings – longing.
One more day with which to behold,
Blessings of creation,
We think and reflect,
On the wonder before us, our life to renew.
Rich Weatherly,
March 16, 2012

21 Comments

Filed under Lyrical, Poetry, prose

21 responses to “Springtime in Texas

  1. This is beautiful, Rich. Very well done. Thank you! 😉

  2. Nicely done, Rich. You blend the sense of energy and movement of emerging growth and the horses seamlessly with the sense of peace and tranquility of nature which can renew us so effectively inside.

  3. Love it, Rich! Absolutely love it.

  4. Beautiful, beautiful poem. I can smell those bluebonnets!

  5. Beautiful! Rejoicing with you, Rich, in the radiant renewal of Spring!!!

  6. Texas in the spring is unmatched in beauty!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  7. Caroline and the other Christian writer ‘worldsbeforethedoor’. Thank you!

  8. Rich, I sent this on to a published poetry writer from Boston. I so respect her, I wanted to share your beautiful work. If I were blind and had this read to me I could see Spring time in Texas. Thank you for sharing my friend.
    Love, Nancy

  9. Your poem is even lovelier than the photos—which says a lot! I particularly like your first line, and this: “Simple thrills of precious life.” I could see that as a book title. 😉

  10. Note to Nancy and August – thank you for your encouraging words. We are experiencing some of the most beautiful spring weather in a very long time. It is refreshing after the record heat and drought of last summer. I’m glad you have been touched 🙂

  11. Lovely poem, Rich! I like the photos, too. Did you take the bottom one yourself?

    • Pleased to hear you enjoyed it. Yes I took the bottom photo. I’ll replace the bluebonnet photo as soon as I can find a field of them in bloom.

      Most of my blog photos are original. Thank you.

  12. Stirs my soul, I can feel the wind in my hair, How long is it to Texas?, to experience that?

  13. Elaine, it will be here as long as you long to enjoy its beauty. It is no further for you than a flight from Puget Sound to the rolling hills, grassy prairies or cross-timbers of Texas. Come visit sometime 🙂

  14. Terre Britton

    Wonderful, spirited imagery, Rich. It rivals Wordsworth’s “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”. 🙂

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