Hearts’ spring

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Early spring in Central Park by Paul Cornoyer
Lost and lonely, wound up like a spring,

sad torrents flow a river storm,

we huddle close in pouring rain.

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As confusing mist and pressures rain,

tender hearts break in early spring

not tempered yet by fierce storm.

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Relentless time brings chill and storm,

We run from love, and cower in rain,

Still many a heart awakes in spring.

Let’s wake and spring toward the storm, we can dance together in the rain.

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©2016, ontheland.wordpress.com

This is a  Tritina attempt for Jane Dougherty Poetry Challenge #47. An important feature of this form are the three line endings in the first stanza–in this poem ‘spring’, ‘storm’ and ‘rain’. These words are  used in a specific order in each stanza and the closing line.  Jane’s challenge post describes the form in greater detail and offers the above image, a painting by Paul Cornoyer (American Painter: 1864-1923) as a source of inspiration.

 

12 thoughts on “Hearts’ spring

    1. Thank you. The last line is tricky for me too in the living sense…running towards storm is not necessarily what I am inclined to do but there are benefits and sometimes it is the best option…

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