“The Thaw”….poetry for d’versepoets.

My beautiful picture

Watercolor, Early Spring, Jane Kohut-Bartels, 2011

This is a ‘too-early’ poem of farewell….Farewell to Winter, a welcome to Spring.  But it will happen…just not now.


Spring comes drumming through

Breaking  ice in the creek

Destroying a beaver dam

And with the unexpected noise-

The un-damming of my heart

A softening of my bones

A juiciness of loins

A waving of budding branches

In a new born wind-

Encircling tender arms-

A phantom will o’ wisp lover.


Spring comes drumming through,

Cracking open where winter nailed me shut.


Fallen leaves crackle.

Sparrows add the treble notes.

Season’s musical.


Jane Kohut-Bartels

Copyrighted, 2016


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26 Responses to ““The Thaw”….poetry for d’versepoets.”

  1. Walter J. Wojtanik Says:

    Yes, it will happen, Jane. And your beautiful poem expresses that so well.

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  2. Brian Says:

    I like your exuberant and noisy explosion of thaw. I will say this, the best part of winter was watching the ice break up.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. hypercryptical Says:

    A most wonderful write and ‘A juiciness of loins’ – the most wonderful words. Love it!
    Kind regards
    Anna :o]

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  4. ladynyo Says:

    Thank you, Anna!


  5. ladynyo Says:

    I guess that’s where you have ice to break up! LOL! Thank you, Brian.


  6. ladynyo Says:

    Thank you, Walt. And my very best wishes for you and the future.


  7. ihatepoetry Says:

    Loved your metaphor and symbols.


  8. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) Says:

    The winter has just started here… it feels like a long winter…


  9. whimsygizmo Says:

    I love that will o’ wisp, and this:
    “A softening of my bones” — I felt it.


  10. Rosemary Nissen-Wade Says:

    Beautiful writing!


  11. ladynyo Says:

    Thank you.


  12. ladynyo Says:

    Thank you!…..that will o’ wisp was something that just fit. LOL! And I appreciate your reading and your encouraging comment~


  13. ladynyo Says:

    Still summer/fall here.


  14. ladynyo Says:

    Some times I hate poetry, too. LOL!


  15. whippetwisdom Says:

    Ohh Spring seems so far away just now as Winter rolls in! I love the sheer force behind your Spring breaking the ice and your gorgeous painting too. Love and hugs to you all 💖


  16. katiemiafrederick Says:

    SMiles.. slow burn
    Red in Summer
    Panhandle Florida
    Flowers lasTinG ’till
    January wHere SpRing
    is year ’round.. in a land
    of tropics ever moving north..
    i miss those
    i can’t imagine
    entire years of football
    games in stadium fall
    with never a desire for
    hot chocolate warmth
    kindling A love of youth…
    i miss the cold.. and most
    all..l i miss A farewell oF
    hot chocolate too.. those
    in cold
    fall Love..
    Goes to sHow.. i guess..
    iT’s all relative.. as some
    folks would do anything
    for an
    tan oF FaLL..:)

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  17. ladynyo Says:

    Yep!~ Katiemiafrederick. I miss those cold winter days where snow falls and it hurts to breathe. Thank you for reading and your comment!

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  18. ladynyo Says:

    Thank you so much, Xenia! Am at half speed today….the elections stuff! Wow…what a surprise! Thank you for reading and your lovely, lovely comment. Hugs

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  19. katiemiafrederick Says:

    Thanks my
    FriEnd for
    Your inspiring
    iT is
    ThAt Poetry
    BRings that
    IS A Essence


  20. Mark Says:

    The best poems are the ones that transport it’s reader. Your poem took me elsewhere.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. ladynyo Says:

    How lovely, Mark! Thank you for reading and your comment. I have been snowed in (wish for that) with the post election jazz…so I’ll be over tomorrow when the smoke clears. Jane


  22. ladynyo Says:

    Thank you KMF…..I appreciate your reading and your lovely comments. Jane

    Liked by 1 person

  23. katiemiafrederick Says:

    Smiles.. again..:)

    Liked by 1 person

  24. whippetwisdom Says:

    Hugs 💖

    Liked by 1 person

  25. paulscribbles Says:

    Beautifully descriptive and sensuous verse. I love the language used here. It ll feels so palpable. I want Spring to come to me like this.

    Liked by 1 person

  26. ladynyo Says:

    LOL Paul Scribbles…me, too! Thank you for reading and your very kind comment. You made my day.

    Liked by 1 person

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