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