Thursday, January 12, 2017

Spring, the New Season--By George L. Ellison--England

Spring, the New Season

Clouds are riding highway up in the sky
I feel that spring is around the corner
And that warmer temperatures are nigh
Buds will soon bloom

The sun appears earlier at daybreak
I’ll soon hear the first cuckoo a calling
As the woodland and their flowers awake
Fields a flower

It is the most beautiful of seasons
It feels like the dawning of a new year
That we all have so many good reasons
Goodbye to gloom

Off we go out to walk o’er hill and dale
Rambling along the roads and byways with
The sun on our backs and wind in our sail
Beware shower

George L. Ellison is a writer of poetry and short stories. He has published three books called Poetic Reminiscences, Weaving Words and Reflections. George lives with his wife and dogs in Chester-Le-Street, County Durham in England. He is a member of The Writers and Poetry Alliance and owner of Poetry and short story ink.  George has a Facebook Author page and is currently working on various projects as well as learning to play the saxophone at the Sage Gateshead!


  1. Dear George,
    I really appreciate your intimations of spring, living as I do, in Illinois, a state known for prairies, wind, and snow.
    Thank you!

    1. Thank you Michael for your prompt reply I'm pleased you like my poem it is actually a Triplets 136 style poem, I will set out below the style if anyone wishes to give it a go!

      *Triplets #136 Created by Dee Dawn. Has 4 stanzas of Triplets
      that count 10 syllables each then a solo 4th line that counts 4
      Rhyme is axa, b, cxc, d, exe, b, fxf, d ( X means no rhyme)
      Subject Optional Centre Aligned

      keep up the good work at Karen's side you're doing a fine job


    2. Dear George,
      I thought I noticed a pattern particularly with the 4-count stanza-ending line. The form Triplets #136 is new to me, so I am grateful to receive this additional teaching.

    3. Dee is Welsh and posts on The Poets and Writers Alliance where she introduced us to this style a few months ago I'm pleased you like her creation Michael!


  2. George,

    Yes. I can't wait till Spring gets here, too. Although Autumn is my favorite season, your spring-lined poem put me in a bit of a anxiously-awaiting mood. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  3. I like Autumn also Maurice but it is the precusor to winter so I much prefer spring as summer is by then just around the corner

    I'm pleased you enjoyed the poem!


  4. Dear George I enjoyed "Spring, the New Season".
    Refreshing English style write. I like the two Rhyming
    lines and end line of each four line stanza. My wife
    is a fine English woman so I have been to England
    twice and am about to go there again for another
    visit. I love your Poetry. Tatty bye.