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prelude to summer

For Mike' Mayvillanelle Prompt

By Paul StewartPublished about a month ago Updated about a month ago 1 min read
prelude to summer
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welcome though transient, the prelude to summer

with newly grown blossoms, flowers spring forth

when the sun's glory starts to show its glimmer

*

as the birds and bees sing their songs and hummer

we give way to thoughts of our own value, worth

welcome though transient, the prelude to summer

*

with the easing off of the world's natural dimmer

and the chills of winter, dissolves in the warmth

when the sun's glory starts to show its glimmer

*

from the high and mighty to the lowly slummer

we embrace the bright, the mirth of the earth

welcome though transient, the prelude to summer

*

as the temperature increases, an underdog comer

the puffins squawk and call on May in the Firth

when the sun's glory starts to show its glimmer

*

dance the Maypole to the beat of the drummer

as we prepare our bodies and souls for rebirth

welcome though transient, the prelude to summer

when the sun's glory starts to show its glimmer

*

Thanks for reading!

Author's Notes: Going to admit that not really feeling the joys of spring and May right now, but had this in the chamber and needed to release it. This is for Mike's wonderful villanelle, or should I say Mayvillanelle prompt. More details can be found below.

For reference to one of the lines -

And here are some other things:

inspirationalVillanellesurreal poetryperformance poetrynature poetry

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Paul Stewart

Scottish-Italian poet/writer from Glasgow.

Overflowing in English language torture and word abuse.

"Every man has a sane spot somewhere" R.L Stevenson

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Comments (9)

  • Cathy holmes28 days ago

    Buddy! This is a beautiful spring villy. Well done.

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    King Paul Shakespeare, you executed this soooo beautifully! I loved it! 🍩🥐

  • John Coxabout a month ago

    Lovely evocation of sun and summer, Paul. Excellent work!

  • angela hepworthabout a month ago

    Absolutely beautiful work here!

  • Beautiful... I love it, of course! Lovely lines... 'from the high and mighty to the lowly slummer we embrace the bright, the mirth of the earth welcome though transient, the prelude to summer'

  • D.K. Shepardabout a month ago

    Lovely villanelle! You may not feel it and understandably so but this simply sings of spring!

  • Belleabout a month ago

    I love this! Lovely piece! I was wondering what a villanelle might look like, and I love how this one turned out!

  • Excelllent Villanelle and a likely Top Story Paul, and the link to the Isle of May was great and well named extra

  • Margaret Brennanabout a month ago

    Magnificent. Love the way it all leads into to beautiful summer.

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