Sunday, August 30, 2015

Poem of the Day: “Spirea” by Carol Hamilton, Poet of the Month

Songs of Eretz Poetry Review is pleased to present “Spirea” by Carol Hamilton, Poet of the Month.  Ms. Hamilton will also be serving as the guest judge for the Songs of Eretz Poetry Award Contest, which will run from September 1 to October 15, 2015.  A detailed biography of Ms. Hamilton may be found here:  http://eretzsongs.blogspot.com/2015/08/songs-of-eretz-poetry-review-poet-of.html.  The contest guidelines may be previewed here:  http://eretzsongs.blogspot.com/p/songs-of-eretz.html.

Spirea
Carol Hamilton

White waterfall of blossom
          Scent of fine pollen
Abandon of bridal spray
          Tossed over fence
Sprung free of pent up waiting
          Dammed fertility
A burst of dance and froth and glare
          Such white escaped
From winter.

Poet’s Notes:  How can we not write of the delights and surprises of rebirth, which come to us each spring?

Editor’s Note:  The pathetic and struggling spirea bushes that adorn the landscape of my Kansas home produce pink flowers, obviously not the bridal variety that inspired Ms. Hamilton.  Pink or white, I will look at them with a whole new respect thanks to this lovely poem.  “Spirea” was originally published in Bellowing Ark.

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