Season’s Greeting

daffodils

Spring came early.

Daffodils sent up blunt shoots.

Yellow buds perched atop short stalks.

Pushing right through autumn’s detritus,

spring defied winter’s chilly winds.

 

But winter sent a heavy-handed greeting:

a caress of snow, an icy kiss of welcome

and – most likely –

of goodbye.


dVerse Quadrille #73: Kiss

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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28 Responses to Season’s Greeting

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    “an icy kiss of welcome” and goodbye.
    Chilling, and so well spilled.

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  2. msjadeli says:

    ::sigh:: at nature’s whim….

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  3. Peggy Lemmer says:

    I’ve been wondering how many flowers and plants this snow may have kissed goodbye. I guess we will find out next month (maybe). 😀

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  4. merrildsmith says:

    That icy kiss and good-bye. Well said.
    Those daffodils were really up, too. Nothing like that here yet.

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  5. robtkistner says:

    Uncertain situation for eager flowers. Might all work out Maggie…

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  6. Ali Grimshaw says:

    An “an icy kiss of welcome” is a great combination of words. A possibly fatal greeting.

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  7. kim881 says:

    I love the fine detail of the daffodils in the first stanza, Maggie, and felt a twinge of sadness in the second stanza – dashed hope.

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  8. sanaarizvi says:

    Oh I love this especially; “a caress of snow.” ❤️ Such exquisite writing! 🙂

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  9. lillian says:

    Ah kindred souls are we in this prompt! That chilling kiss of winter after a few balmy days tempt the crocus and daffodils to peek through the still cold earth and then…..POW! Winter gives her last slam! Yep — I’ve often looked at those early crocus and hoped they’d have the staying power to last through winter’s surprise snow that was predicted to come. You’ve described reality here! 🙂

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  10. Oh those early flowers…. such a fearful kiss of welcome and goodbye… but daffodils are hardy

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  11. Vivian Zems says:

    Winter’s not too friendly, is he?

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  12. Frank Hubeny says:

    Nice line: “spring defied winter’s chilly winds.”

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  13. That’s some kiss. It ain’t over till it’s over. I enjoyed your take on the prompt.

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