Monday Morning Writing Prompt–It’s Spring!!!


Spring Meadow in the Orchard Garden at Fenton ...

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My calendar tells me that today, the 20th, is the Vernal Equinox, the first day of spring. The weather report indicates that back home, in Reno, snow is expected. Much of Southern California is experiencing rain and even here, in the desert, it’s (relatively) cool and overcast. But, it’s spring (in the Northern Hemispheres.)

For Monday’s prompt, write a poem or flash fiction in 100 words or less that celebrates spring. If your weather is not indicative of the season, dig back in the archives of your memories or imagination.

Here is mine (mild adult content):

Spring

Do you remember the cloud
that looked like a white dog bounding
across the empty gray sky?

Or the coupling dragonflies,
their wings shaved slivers of
shimmering moonstone or fire opal?

Nearby, something moldered in dank earth.
Its smell mingled with
the scent of our sweat and sex.

A chorus of crickets undulated
in an outdoor theater,
unabashed by our nakedness.

You told me to get on top because
the grass beneath our blanket scratched me.
A breeze licked my body.

Do you think that it was love?
Or maybe because tomorrow would be spring.

 

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36 thoughts on “Monday Morning Writing Prompt–It’s Spring!!!

  1. Jamie Dedes says:

    The breath of spring in every word. 🙂 I like it, Victoria.

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  3. This is so sexy and sensual. I LOVED the line ” the breeze licked my body”. I could feel the gentle touch of the breeze on my skin. It felt so graphic.This is ssooooo good I am hesitant to post mine but here it is ….

    http://insidethemindofisadora.wordpress.com

    My title ” Spring is in the Air” didn’t come through. I’m sure I did something or not. ~~~ : – )

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  4. I’ve written another “spring” limerick, this one with a rather different angle. Here’s my Limerick Ode To A Vigorous Old Lady.

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  5. I’ve written another “spring” limerick, this one with a rather different angle. Here’s my Limerick Ode To A Vigorous Old Lady.

    Thanks!

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  6. […] at this spring prompt and at Poetic Asides’ spring […]

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  7. Thank you, everyone, for joining in the beauty of spring. Your willingness to share your work means a lot to me.
    Sorry I’m late in responding. WordPress was off line most of today.

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  9. dani says:

    i really enjoyed your poem. great ending, too!

    here’s my poem ~

    http://haikulovesongs.wordpress.com/2011/03/22/spring-is-really-on-the-way/

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  10. Nimue says:

    Ah! what a lovely poem .. I enjpyed it 🙂

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  12. Some vivid images … and spring coming, I can’t wait for that, yet summer will be much better. I’m a summer girl! The breeze of spring and summer is always love …

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  13. jbournesblog says:

    Beautiful poem. Here’s my contribution. http://jbournesblog.wordpress.com/2011/02/13/springtime/

    Have a beautiful day.

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  14. Jingle says:

    http://itistimetothinkformyself.blogspot.com/2011/03/joy-2-beginning-of-spring.html

    love the last line the best, well done, here is my entry.
    Cheers.
    🙂

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  15. […] morning. First, in honor of the first full day of spring,Victoria at liv2write2day has posted a spring writing prompt for poetry or flash fiction. Her own poem in celebration of spring will be certain to awaken your […]

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  16. Lisa says:

    Wonderful poem! It got my spring juices flowing, for sure. 😉

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  17. trisha says:

    fantastic poem victoria- it sure is full of youth and vigour so closely related to spring.

    will put up mine ASAP.

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  18. Samanthamj says:

    wonderful imagery… that wasn’t too personal – which made it serve like a time capsule, allowing the reader to think of their own past experiences…

    and, I loved the verse where the crickets were
    “unabashed by our nakedness”.

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  19. Spring fever cares not for age. 🙂 Loved your poem, Victoria.

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  20. Bodhirose says:

    Nothing like sex in the outdoors–and especially in the spring! Wonderful, Victoria.

    Here’s my poem on spring–my favorite time of year:
    http://bodhirose.wordpress.com/2011/03/20/spring-has-sprung/

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