Springtide 

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there’s a fragrance that rises

from the decadence of spring

adorned by a theme

of life and revival

a time that dwindles off

the murk of winter

flowers germinate

and the trees redress

greens, lavendar and pink

a gorgeous, pastel painting

the air becomes diaphanous

and the sun comes out to play

revving the zest in spirits

that froze over last season

children’s laughter ring louder

and breezes sing songs of hope

as energies amplify

from the essence of vigor beings

temperatures begin to ascend

in gradual increments

preparing us

for the entrance of summer

but until then,

I’ll revel in this space

of reincarnation

and slow breaths

of the present moment.
       

©2017 Liza Morales 

Significant Dandelions 14/30

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Let the grass be free and roots delve deep
forbid your hands to yank on its breath
where yellows bloom and their nectars seep
Let the grass be free and roots delve deep
where bees and earth should be ours to keep
disrupting the system will lead to its death
Let the grass be free and roots delve deep
forbid your hands to yank at its breath.

©2016 Liza Morales

(Triolet poetry)

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