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A Spring Suit (Sonnet)
by Helga Ross
Friday, January 23, 2004
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"Persephone! Pretty One. Show your face!"

Ah, Spring, the Great Lakes environs awaits,
shivering your welcome and warming melt,
waxing daylight as the winter's blahs abates.
Yes, we in the snow-belt find your move svelte.

Persephone! Pretty one! Show your face!
Flirt with frosted earth to tweak the cattails,
pussywillows first; the hares foxes chase;
the mallards on melt-water’s icy trails.

Sweet tease! Bring songbirds, red-wing blackbirds back.
Drop the snow and drape the trillium's cloak,
and don the earth, the oak, a dress attack;
sign us the breakout, all hearth-hunkered folk.

Winter weary and frigid weather fans:
More pleasures altogether are the plans!

copyright © Helga Ross 2004, 2007

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Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 2/11/2006
Creative! Love the flow, and you chose the perfect illustration.
Thanks for helping make my winter pass more pleasantly. Spring can't come too soon for me! 'Pea' <3
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 1/24/2004
I hope she listens to you -- just cant't wait! Liked this sonnet very much, and I agree with Floria, I do like that couplet.

Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 1/23/2004
Beautiful sonnet your lines....great couplet at the end..floria
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/23/2004
This is a lovely sonnet that the maiden of Spring will not be able to resist. Thank you, Helga. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 1/23/2004
Hail the Spring Maiden! Lovely poem and graphic, Helga.
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