Sing to Spring
(Fade in on open field, where members of the local Women’s Chorus are engaged in their annual ritual of welcoming the new season. Dressed like milkmaids; everyone thinks they are a little nutty.)
Amorous buxom choristers, dancing everywhere
Fearless, guileless, heaving inspirations, juggling knowledge and
lascivious, mature natures…
Pendulum quickens; rhythmic sashay turns vibrant windmill…
(Two hours later, at a coffee shop, the event concludes with these time-honored words…)
© 2015 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil
Yes, my mother told me that, one fine spring day, a group of her friends from a local women’s barbershop group got together and did indeed “Sing to the Spring.” Of course, it didn’t involve a coffee shop; methinks they were slightly hammered!
For Imaginary Garden With Read Toads, where “Play It Again, Toads” found me attracted to Marian’s ABC romp through the alphabet, along with Margaret’s post of “Spring – detail” (1890) by Thomas Wilmer Dewing. Peace, Amy (and what a fun singer was my Mom, right?)
April 26, 2015 at 4:04 pm
Those last two lines had me rolling! Yes, a little after party snack is a good idea!
April 26, 2015 at 4:09 pm
Oh I love this refreshing poem… with an amazing choice of artwork! 😀
Truly sublime.. 😀
Lots of love,
April 26, 2015 at 4:23 pm
Superb! Just love it 😀
April 26, 2015 at 4:53 pm
Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade)
April 26, 2015 at 5:02 pm
Ha ha ha! Oh, very clever and utterly delightful.
April 26, 2015 at 10:23 pm
I love yours~ I think I prefer the hammered ending 😀
April 26, 2015 at 10:48 pm
Utterly charming. k.
April 27, 2015 at 8:21 am
Hey! That’s fantastic, Amelita! One can relate a story doing the alphabet. Never thought of it that way!
April 27, 2015 at 4:30 pm
Am I the only only here who thinks there’s playful bucolic subtext of sexuality here? Great job, Ameleh!
May 10, 2015 at 1:55 am
I love this, like I love zabaglione ~
August 25, 2015 at 11:08 am
I quite like reading through an article that will make
men and women think. Also, thank you for allowing me to comment!