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  The Awakening
by Mr. Ed
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
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Photo: Wood Violets


“Look at us, said the violets blooming at her feet,

All last winter we slept in the seeming death,

But at the right time God awakened us,

And here we are, to comfort you.”


Edward Payson Rod


It differs, every springtime

But the Awakening, is grand

When the very first wildflowers

Now return here, to the northland


I never know the day it will occur

So, I keep picnic goods, in the car

When the glorious morning arrives

We are always ready, to travel far


“The Awakening has now begun!”

I shout out to my slumbering spouse

Even my dogs know what this means

As we all excitedly race out of the house


I always head north, up a peaceful country lane

As we watch the landscape waking from slumber

And, I usually end up, at a very tranquil little lake

On wooded shorelines is where new life likes to stir


And, if our timing is just right, we are all happily rewarded

With a most heavenly display, of gorgeous purple wildflowers

To me, there’s nothing more exhilarating than Spring’s Re-birth

Now, my spouse and I, and our canines, rejoice for several hours


It differs, every Springtime,

But the Awakening, is Grand;

When the Very First Wildflowers,

Now Return Here, to the Northland.



©The Awakening 2011, Mr. Ed

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Reviewed by Michael Guy 5/2/2011
Last time I experienced this "sudden spring" was April 1983 in Vermont where I was working for a year; believe me it is not like this in Florida. Here it's spring into summer that is so startling (and unsettling) You make me miss the north...
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 4/29/2011
I love this time of year. The fragrance of flower pastures... I like the quote, too.
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 4/29/2011
Tis' the season indeed. We've got fields full of bright orange California poppies, no not puppies silly boy. Patrick
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 4/29/2011
Wowww so beautiful sweet the photo as well......have a wonderful and blessed day.....Hugsss
Reviewed by John Flanagan 4/28/2011
Not the thunder of politicians or their wars
or the squawk of Spring Break
but the quiet beauty of Nature stirring again.
Your mind is so in the right place, Ed, right there
with your heart.

Reviewed by Christine Alwin 4/27/2011
Yes..and it is about time we were awakened!
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 4/27/2011
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 4/27/2011
Ed, I'm wild about wildflowers...and thoroughly enjoyed
this paean to the awakening of spring. -gene.
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 4/27/2011
My favourite flowers, I just seeded some of the fragrant kind, into a window box space, see if they'll survive the winter, it's the sunny side of the house, the fragrance should bring happy thoughts at an open window. Nice thoughts of spring Ed, bless ya!
Reviewed by D Johnson 4/27/2011
Beats the heck out of going to IHOP...Nice photo.

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/27/2011
Gorgeous photo, and beautiful poem! Very nicely done, Ed!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 4/27/2011
AMEN! My heart is soaring too, Ed! There's nothing more beautiful than Nature's own garden....

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/27/2011
Yep, everything is FINALLY blooming out here as well...Jerseeeeey
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/27/2011
Dear bro, you are a joy to read,because you know what is important in life,and you share it so beautifully! Thanks for these happy uplifting moments!Great poem,art, and music!

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