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Seasons of the Kaw (Kansas)

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Mike
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0 posted 04-04-2000 04:59 PM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Mike

Comes forth the Spring in verdant glory,
Time of Lent, of Easter's story,
Greening of the Kansas plains,
Begat of Eostre's birthing rains,
Demeter unto to us does render,
Fertile plains of natural splendor,
Winter wheat from earth does waken,
As newborn fawn, first steps are taken,
Behold the vernal equinox,
Night and day of equal clocks,
Resurrection, flowers bloom,
Comes forth the Spring, from Winter's tomb.

Helios bakes the Kansas plains,
Long since void of cooling rains,
Summer's sun in cruel attack,
Beating down on farmer's back,
Cattle in the pond a cooling,
Young boys catch sun perch a schooling,
Lazy summer afternoons,
In cool of night, the bullfrog croons,
July the 4th, the big parade,
Watch from the porch, pink lemonade,
Fireflies, a wished for breeze,
Cicadas sing night's symphonies.

Vicissitudes of summer's flight,
Wings of geese at frost's first bite,
Pumpkins ripened on the vine,
As hunter's moon, above does shine,
Fiery blaze of autumn's glory,
Portends Persophene's purgatory,
Cornucopias of fruited plain,
Bounties of Demeter's grain,
Verdant valleys, rising mist,
Sleeping flora by Helios kissed,
As zephyr warms a cooling land,
Last vestige of hot summer's hand.

From Kansas plains, the autumn flees,
Frost's crystal flakes kiss barren trees,
Sans summer clothes, shed weeks ago,
Before iced thrust, of winter's snow,
On garden's path, God's palette faded,
Landscape brown, and spirits jaded,
Hued petals to the earth returned,
Bright tints of life, the cold has spurned,
Persophones to depths is taken,
As mankind waits with faith unshaken,
Within her arms, the primrose flowers,
Rebirth of life, come springtime showers.

I walk along a Kansas lane,
Amidst the awe, doth gods ordain.

[This message has been edited by Mike (edited 04-04-2000).]
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Michael
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1 posted 04-04-2000 05:07 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

This poem ordains some serious AWE, Mike.
Wow - I especially love the birthing of spring in this piece.  Exceptional work!


Michael
Elizabeth Santos
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2 posted 04-04-2000 05:12 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

I have never seen the seasons described so beautifully. This makes me want to move to Kansas. Magnificent poetry
Liz
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3 posted 04-04-2000 08:06 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Who knew Kansas could be so beautiful! You should share this with the other citizens of the state...exceptional work, Mike!  
Nan
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4 posted 04-04-2000 08:12 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I can see this poem gracing the walls of the judge's chambers..... hehe....

I like it all - but this part best...

"Behold the vernal equinox,
Night and day of equal clocks,
Resurrection, flowers bloom,
Comes forth the Spring, from Winter's tomb."

Nice job, Mike...
hoot_owl_rn
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5 posted 04-04-2000 09:39 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

IMPRESSIVE WORK HERE  
poetFemmeFatale
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6 posted 04-04-2000 09:57 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Oh wow - and to think I almost skipped over this since I've never been too impressed with Kansas....LOL  But heck, I'm with Liz here, makes me want to rent a U-Haul and just move right next door!     On a serious note, I've never read so many "beautifully descriptive" words in one poem!  I am in awe at your being in awe!     I love how you took each season, and brought it to life...although the part that made me want to move there, was without a doubt the 4th of July, the parade from the front porch, and pink lemonade...

Gives me the warm fuzzies just thinking about it.  LOL  Fabulous read sir, as I should have known it would be.  
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7 posted 04-04-2000 10:12 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Wow! This is spectacular, Mike! You've brought out the distinct beauty of each of the seasons magnificently! Very very well done!

Denise
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8 posted 04-05-2000 11:52 AM       View Profile for Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mike

Michael-  glad you enjoyed. Supposed to get up to 80 hear today, so spring definately is birthing around here.  Thanks for the very gracious comments.
Liz-  Thanks so much. We do have plenty of wide open spaces... *smile*  honestly, when I go back east, I feel a little claustrophobic with all the trees.
Ms. deVine- we Kansans try and keep it a secret...hehe...  feel free to visit anytime, generally we Kansans are pretty friendly
Nan- Chambers?   danke...  *smile*
Ruth- thank you kindly for the BOLD comment...  hehe
Ms. Femme...   thank you kindly for the comments...  btw... how could one not be impressed with Kansas...  I'm going to tell Toto on you.
Denise-  thanks so much for the very very...
very very muchly appreciated.
Martie
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9 posted 04-05-2000 03:40 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Wow!  Mike this is an impressive poem. I love to travel and I tried to get to Kansas by clicking my heels but it didn't work...now, thanks to you I have been there..thank you.
 
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