Patient Spring

Lovers dangle barefoot

brevity against the water’s kiss,

the ripples like wishes

in bottles, SOS and MIA

where snow dawns in itinerant icebergs

lain bare and broken on the shore.

His hands in her hair,

the wind knows not the blooming

of petals-in-flight

–it is a patient spring.

It’s a special One Shot, my friends and fellow poets.

Yesterday, One Stop Poetry won the Shorty Awards prize – Twitter’s equivalent of the Oscars – for art. It is an honor all of you helped us achieve, and one that legitimizes all we have done, and all we hope to do in the future. Be sure to send your warm regards and your congratulations to my fellow One Stop team members: Adam Dustus, Leslie Moon, Brian Miller, Pete Marshall, Claudia Schönfeld, Gay Cannon and Jessica Kristie, for all they have done. They’ll appreciate it, I assure you!

Art is important to all of us, and we hope to aid our fellow artists in the pursuit of their love. This is just another stepping stone in the realization of that dream. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for One Stop!

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27 thoughts on “Patient Spring

  1. His hands in her hair,

    the wind knows not the blooming

    of petals-in-flight

    –it is a patient spring.

    …. That’s just perfection right there. it’s sweet like clover and violets. 🙂

  2. beautiful romantic and tender poem chris…paints a warm, sensitive, sensual and vulnerable mood..

    and yeah – what you say now…we’ve won! this is so cool – have you seen Adam giving the speech? he was awesome – would’ve loved to be there and meet ya all – but sure one day we can all sit together and talk poetry…smiles..

  3. A tender love song and also a realization that even in the microcosm of a love story, the powers of the earth continue to move oblivious to what we know and what we feel. Beautiful.

  4. Lovers dangle barefoot brevity – man I love alliteration! You know sometimes you read a piece and think ‘I wish I’d written that’ – well this is one of those pieces Chris. Real beauty in this.

  5. love ‘itinerant icebergs’. Last line comes as a little twist, nice touch. I wonder if this would be more emphatic if the hyphen was at the end of the penultimate line, rather than at the beginning of the final one? Viz –

    of petals-in-flight –
    it is a patient spring.

    or perhaps

    of petals-in-flight:
    it is a patient spring.

    Nice piece Chris, I like

  6. it is quite romantic and tender like the petals…i love the image of the bare feet dangling…and simple beauty of a young love…very nice ..bkm

  7. I had a one of those “I wish I’d have written that” moments here, gentle, poignant and thoughtful. The lines

    His hands in her hair,

    the wind knows not the blooming

    of petals-in-flight

    –it is a patient spring.

    Sigh!

  8. Such beautiful words… These in particular, struck a chord:

    where snow dawns in itinerant icebergs

    lain bare and broken on the shore.

    His hands in her hair…

    Crystalline poetry!

  9. What siubhan said about rhythm and rhyme. I love the juxtaposition of the very large and remote (icebergs and sea) with the small and near (two lovers, feet, fingers in hair).

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