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Spring in Louisiana

Challenge from J. Delaney-Howe's (What Does Spring Look Like to You?)

By Shirley BelkPublished about a month ago 1 min read
Louisiana Spring

Spring, where I live, is very short-lived...

temps seem like winter, with new growth arrived.


Out pops the daffodils and daisies, too...

all in colors of yellows, pinks, purples, and blues.


Cool mornings and nights, warm days and breezes...

sunny days between rainy ones, oh how it teases.


Brings joy and renewed hope in God's happy phases...

laughter and sunshine to each one in our faces.


Some call us rednecks; some call us Cajuns...

but admittedly our Spring spirit is contagion.


So, if ever you are down in our country, please stop by...

guaranteed to rub off, come and "git it" don't be shy.


Louisiana wildflowers and I welcome you to our state...

Summer's just around the corner, so come now...hurry...don't wait!


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About the Creator

Shirley Belk

Mother, Nana, Sister, Cousin, & Aunt who recently retired. RN (Nursing Instructor) who loves to write stories to heal herself and reflect on all the silver linings she has been blessed with :)

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  • S.K. Wilson9 days ago

    Always wanted to visit Louisiana, now I feel I need to do it in Spring! 🩷

  • D.K. Shepard29 days ago

    This is lovely and clever! A strong sense of place and people! Loved “Some call us rednecks; some call us Cajuns...but admittedly our Spring spirit is contagion.”

  • Hannah Moore30 days ago

    Sounds perfect.

  • Denise E Lindquistabout a month ago

    This is great fun! And lovely Shirley, Hon! 😊💕❤️

  • Novel Allenabout a month ago

    Yes Spring, how lovely it is. Great poem to introduce a colorful time of year.

  • Gina C.about a month ago

    So beautiful! Reading this was like a walk through a dewey and posie-filled meadow :)

  • This is delightful… as is spring! 💙 I love ‘Out pops the daffodils and daisies, too... all in colors of yellows, pinks, purples, and blues.’ Gorgeous! Are those irises in the photo? My Mum grew a lot of them! Some of my favourites!👍🏼

  • John Coxabout a month ago

    From when we lived in Louisiana, I remember the bright pink flowers growing along the road edges and the blanket of crimson clover growing in the medians of the highway (especially in western LA). Loved your poem and the photo, Shirley!

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    This was absolutely wonderful! Loved your poem so much!

  • angela hepworthabout a month ago

    Lovely work! The Southern flair came through your poetry quite nicely as well.

  • Moharif Yuliantoabout a month ago

    Do you like poetry?

  • Caroline Cravenabout a month ago

    Sounds beautiful!

  • Ameer Bibiabout a month ago

    You describe the changing weather and the colourful flowers in such a vivid way. It's clear that you really love your state and the joy of springtime. By the way, we are already enjoying June and July temperatures. Bad consequences of climate change.

  • Paul Stewartabout a month ago

    Now I have a new entry on my mythical bucket list lol. This is a splendid little ode, Shirley. Love the flow and your wonderful word choices! You make Spring in Louisiana so inviting!

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