Thursday, January 1, 2015

Yearning for Spring--By Elly Wouterse--Netherlands

Yearning for Spring

nature sings softly her lively recital
everything is glorious and looks vital
the swans exhibit courtship behavior
their dances visual pieces for their spring-paviour

thrushes chitter their earliest symphony
birdseed germinates and outspreads spring widely
two newts show a beautiful mating dance
strawberry plants use their early spring chance

a show of new born green just above the ground
alders’ pollen causing sneezing peoples' sound
few snowdrops, celandine, white dead nettle
and hazel trees show leaves and huge mettle

appetite dictates this walk with our dog
a craved annual entry in our blog
at length awaited while walking and watching
dozens of reasons for thinking and talking

the artificial Christmas tree recently packed
the baubles and the glass peak safely wrapped
a large cup of hot chocolate a good mate
served forthwith stale Christmas cookies on a plate

Dutch poetess Elly Wouterse is oftentimes focused observing the world surrounding her. While watching, noticing, listening, thinking, dreaming and - or fantasizing she often finds the inspiration resulting in Poetical Visuals published on her own website - and in her first publication, Between Moonset and Sunrise.


  1. This serves as a much wanted breath of fresh air, sort of a launching pad into 2015.
    Very much enjoyed... Myke Todd

  2. The countdown begins....A lovely thought after ushering in the new year; yearning for earth's awakening come spring! Great poem Elly! ~Chris

  3. Hi Elly. I can concur on this poem, although here in the Midwest we are really just getting into the winter season. Winter is pretty, but also cold. Thank you for the image-full "Yearning for Spring" and its reminder of how we often do yearn. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  4. Love the poem Elly. I appreciate your well written, image-filled poem. Thank you for sharing your talent.
    Love, Charlene

  5. love these descriptions -, especially the last stanza

  6. I agree with you, Charlene and Jack. This is such a restless poem, capturing our yearning for spring.

  7. Enjoyed your poem and thoughts here Elly..'