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by fyn
Rated: E · Poetry · Experience · #2081964
April 21 Prompt/Sample
Prompt for: April 21, 2016 (Ren)
Subject or Theme: Spring Blooms (interpret at will)
Word(s) to Include: renaissance, burgeon, (or any derivatives of these words)
Forbidden Word(s): new, growth, plant, flower, up, in (or any derivatives, compound or hyphenations of these words)
Additional Parameters: min 24 lines, rhyming or not
Remember, do not use forbidden words ANYWHERE, including title or the brief description. If you are unfamiliar with a word, look it up!

Flights of Spring

Much as the tulip
(not quite as eager as the daffodil)
unfurls, uncurls its leaves,
spreads petals
to cup morning sun,
so too, she,
uncurls, unfurls her blankets
spreads fingers,
lets light drip.

With yearly renaissance
of being warm-tempered child,
burgeoning high spirits return:
sunny disposition now keeps storm clouds at bay.
She leaves depressions in the moist earth,
footprints, high arched and light,
able now, to dance amongst the blossoms,
twirling multi-colored gypsy skirt:
a garden unto herself.

Much as the hummingbird
(much later than the robin)
flits, darts from bud to bloom,
sucking life's nectar,
so too, she,
winter-starved against the darkness,
darts, flits from one thing to the next
eager to inhale all life has to offer,
spreading wings once again --
forgetting flight plan.
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