Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Spring Song--By Marlene Million--United States

Spring Song

Winter's gone, all the frost and
snowmelt flowing into local streams.
Sun's warmth shines in reverie upon May's
buds, bursting into youthful spring dreams.

Park and valleys are green, grassy, lush
refreshing rain cascades to nourish.
Array of daisies, daffodils, and tulips
are mid-high, dance in breezes, and flourish.

Robins and sparrows have nests to tend,
their young, ready to leave, scout.
Beneath eaves of safety from harm,
fledglings try their wings, fly out.

As clear streams run over mossy stone,
butterflies, bumble-bees scatter on land.
Crickets chirp under fresh-scented peonies,
and spring's melody of rebirth blooms grand.

Marlene Million is a retired insurance secretary from her husband's business and grandmother of four. She has published two chapbooks and belongs to several writers’ groups. She had a poem on display at Indianapolis Arts Garden the month of February, 2013 and has been published in a variety of venues.


  1. Marlene, you write of well-balanced world harmony which is so beautiful, peaceful and according to God's will.......... though this world is experiencing such gross imbalance right now, the balance that is in harmony makes me wish and dream of more. Beautiful poem! Sheri /

    1. Sheri, thank you! My grandparents were gardeners, and we were surrounded by flowers and growing things. Nature is soothing!

  2. Very Nice Marlene - I love the artistic content in this poem

  3. Dear Marlene,

    Welcome to Whispers! I see you already have two lovely comments. Congratulations! I hope you enjoy your time spent here. Best wishes with all your writing endeavors.


  4. Nice, free-flowing, descriptive and delightful poem, Marlene. I absolutely love nature poems. Thanks for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  5. For me, this is the kind of poem we all dream to write, you paint the most wonderful vivid picture, so full f colour, made me feel relaxed and happy. Well done. Loved it. thank you for sharing. take care best wishes. Pete,

  6. Oh how beautiful. Can't we just skip the coming winter and just relax in the picturesque dream world of spring that you have painted so eloquently? But no of course we must have the winter. I live now where there are four seasons and winter sure makes me appreciate the spring more than I did when I lived in a place with little change in the seasons. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent.
    Love, Charlene

    1. And Marlene, I wanted to welcome you to Whispers. You will love this community of wonderful people and their poetry.
      Love, Charlene

  7. Thank you, Charlene, for your kind words. I am honored to be a part of "Whispers."