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Springtime – A Poem

on March 28, 2022


by Dawn Pisturino

Springtime struggles to survive

The clasping arms of winter,

Stirring up the honey-hive

And bringing forth the flower.

She hastens to restore the sun:

The melting snows recede;

And when the sap begins to run,

The worm returns to feed.

A flock of sparrows in the sky;

A big, red-breasted robin

Perched to catch a passing fly,

His little heart a-throbbin’.

Daffodils with yellow heads

Bobbing in a row;

Rich brown fields and grassy beds

Waiting for the plow.

Winter, dying in the wake

Of Springtime’s warmer rain,

Thaws the river and the lake

And disappears again.

February 21, 1986

Published in World of Poetry Anthology, 1987 and Best New Poets of 1988.

Copyright 1986 – 2022 Dawn Pisturino. All Rights Reserved.


35 responses to “Springtime – A Poem

  1. Timothy Price says:

    It ll comes and goes so easily in the desert. Beautiful.

    Liked by 4 people

  2. utahan15 says:

    loam alone
    and as ian
    dr to my disease~

    Liked by 3 people

  3. aparna12 says:

    Very beautiful composition.

    Liked by 4 people

  4. Nancy says:

    A beautiful and uplifting poem, Dawn.

    Liked by 5 people

  5. Oh my goodness Dawn, what a refreshing and exhilarating poem. Your poem makes me feel alive and happy. ๐Ÿ˜ Thanks so much for waking us up to a delightful serving of hope!!! ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿฅฐ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜

    Liked by 4 people

    • Thank you, Kym, you just made my day! Have a great one, dear friend.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Dear Dawn,

      I certainly concur with Kym about your excellent poem. Thank you. Whatever springtime may bring or usher in, may you (and indeed all of us) experience plenty of joy with the classic rendering of this very fine song, sung by Mandy Patinkin for the musical “South Pacific”:

      May all of us feel “Younger Than Springtime” throughout the remaining of the season!

      May you and Kym find April very much to your liking and highly conducive to your writing, reading, thinking and blogging whatever topics that take your intellectual fancy!

      Thank you for liking my extensive and analytical post entitled “๐Ÿ’ฌ Misquotation Pandemic and Disinformation Polemic: ๐Ÿง  Mind Pollution by Viral Falsity ๐Ÿฆ “. I would be very grateful and delighted if you could kindly submit a comment there, as I am very keen and curious about what you make of my said post, and so I look forward to reading your feedback there.

      Yours sincerely,

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      • Thank you very much! You have a very impressive website. “Younger than Springtime” is a wonderful classic! I was going to leave a comment and then thought that maybe it would not be appropriate now. But I will go back and leave one. Happy April! Happy Spring!

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      • Dear Dawn,

        You are very welcome. Thank you for the compliment. All of my posts and pages are regularly updated, regardless of when they were first published, and so you are always welcome to comment.

        I have prepared a detailed User Guide for maximizing and optimizing your experience of my blog. You are very welcome to consult the new and comprehensive User Guide to familiarize yourself with the many features and tools of my highly unusual, uniquely customized and multidisciplinary blog. Please enjoy it to your heart’s content and comment freely, as I welcome your input and feedback.

        The guide is available at


        There is also my “About” page, if you would like to learn more about SoundEagle. I would like to inform you that when you visit my blog, it is preferrable to use a desktop or laptop computer with a large screen to view the rich multimedia contents available for heightening your multisensory enjoyment at my blog, which could be too powerful and feature-rich for iPad, iPhone, tablet or other portable devices to handle properly or adequately.

        Moreover, since my intricate blog contains advanced styling and multimedia components plus animations, it is advisable to avoid viewing the contents of my blog using the WordPress Reader, which cannot show many of the advanced features and animations in my posts and pages. It is best to read the posts and pages directly in my blog so that you will be able to savour and relish all of the refined and glorious details plus animations, given that my blog contains not just texts and images but also bespoke stylings and dynamic animations — images and stories that are animated on their own. These are not videos but actual animations. You will realize very soon that my blog is unlike any other that you have ever visited. In addition, please turn on your finest speakers or headphones, as some posts and pages will be playing music to you automatically. A lot of the music presented is my own musical compositions.

        Once again, thank you for composing such an imaginative and engaging poem to herald and usher in the new springtime of 2022!

        Yours sincerely,

        Liked by 1 person

      • I just left a comment. Thank you!

        Liked by 1 person

      • I just replied to you there with a bespoke comment.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Thanks for your kind comment SoundEagle! Much appreciated my friend. ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿฆ…๐Ÿฅฐ

        Liked by 2 people

      • Dear Kym,

        You are very welcome. I hope that you have enjoyed the featured song โ€œYounger than Springtimeโ€ sung by Mandy Patinkin for the musical “South Pacific”.

        Happy April to you!

        Yours sincerely,

        Liked by 2 people

      • ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Yes, and oh my dear, Happy April to you too! Sending arms of hugs and smooches your way. I appreciate you! Cheers! ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿค—

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  6. Neal Saye says:

    Welcome, sweet Spring. So glad to see and feel you again.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Michele Lee says:

    The essence of a relaxing spring day, beautifully penned. โ˜€๏ธ

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Jaya Avendel says:

    How true the opening lines are, but I love the way spring still shines through with her presence! โค

    Liked by 2 people

  9. elvira797mx says:

    So beautiful poem, almost smell flowers, thank’s for share dear Dawn.
    Have a lovely week!

    Liked by 2 people

  10. so well observed and reflected on, it feels like I had been there myself

    Liked by 2 people

  11. You had me at Springtime.

    Liked by 2 people

  12. Olivia says:

    Thank you for sharing!

    Liked by 2 people

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