Wednesday, 30 April 2014

NaPoWriMo Day 30 –fare thee well

Today, as befits the final poem of NaPoWriMo, write a poem of farewell.  Find some examples in this selection of goodbye-and-good-luck poems from the Poetry Foundation website.

Old Man Winter, fare thee well! 

Old Man Winter, fare thee well
Glad to see you gone a spell
You were a wickedly horrible master
The more snow fell – I shoveled faster

 Knee-deep in snowfall I felt empowered
Our three seasons: construction, bugs, snow
Despite wishing to see things flowered
Rain it falls and wind it blows
Glad it seems: no more snows

 Down in the south tornadoes wreak havoc
No one there lies on a hammock
On the horizon grass will need mowing
Water will run, hurricanes blowing

Construction, snow and bugs; our seasons
Some will say they are our demons
Building character they teach us patience
Canadians cannot have complacence

 In the meantime, spring flowers bloom
Phoebe nest 
Colourful faces erasing the gloom
Birds they have begun their nesting
Bugs, like mad, they've been ingesting

Nature awakens, begins to smile
I'll enjoy it here for just awhile
Leaves and buds begin to swell
Old Man Winter, fare thee well!


6 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

Loved the poem, great photos :)

Naquillity said...

yes, fare thee well old man winter... so happy spring is sprouting on roadsides, yards and the nature preserves... it's a sight for sore eyes... have a great day~

Hilary said...

Rarely am I happier to see winter depart. Bring it on, Spring!

William Kendall said...

Good poem! And yes, construction, bugs, and snow is an apt description of our seasons.

Phil Slade said...

You have written a lovely poem to accomopany your photographs Jennifer. You are multi-talented I believe?

bettyl-NZ said...

Definitely signs that spring is pushing winter out of the way!