Miz Quickly gave us a couple of quotes to spur us into (poetic) action.  Here is what they did to me.  The first line is by William Blake and the third line is by Henry Fielding.  The rest is mine own!

I give you the end of a golden string
to follow along until you find Spring,
when all Nature wears one universal grin
and people do the daftest things
for joy at liberation
and fling
away hats
and scarves
and hotpots
that warmed us.
through the doleful grim
of winter

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16 Responses to Optimism

  1. Oh.. play of liGht
    iN child’s eYes
    need not
    i frees I..:)

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  2. Throw those things the heck out or… at least, put them in the closet till next year! 🙂

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  3. Paul says:

    The joy of spring has come out so beautifully in your poem…

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  4. ZQ says:

    No, no, nooooo, not the hotspots 🙂 🙂 🙂
    I cannot help but smile reading your stuff…

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  5. Grace says:

    I am looking forward to that Viv ~ This made me happy too ~

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  6. I felt just like that the other day… and then today the winds were cold again… love how you used the lines to create your own.

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  7. I like this, there is true joy in “Le Printemps” when the world is mud-luscious and crocus and daffodils sing. I love the upliftingness of the entire piece. Thank you!


  8. A celebration for sure, told beautifully. Cast away the doldrums; embrace spring! Smiles.

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  9. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    This made me smile 🙂
    Beautiful work!!

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  10. MarinaSofia says:

    A joyous, spunky poem, makes me think of lambs gambolling!


  11. This poem makes me happy, Viv! 🙂

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  12. Misky says:

    Here’s to flinging away our scarves and hotspots!! >


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