Awakening – A Poem

An eager seed
Wrapped snugly
In hope / it wiggles
& crawls / through
tight dirt, growing
Stre-tch-ing
Pale green roots
a warm awakening
As soft light sinks
through small
Cracks in the
Dew soft earth
A peaceful feeling
Unwrapping those
petals so slowly
like bright yellow
Hands falling //
Peeling / backwards
Taking in its first
breath of Spring

Gretchen Leary 2013

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About Gretchen Leary

I am 31 years old, I live in the Boston area, and I am writing from the perspective of an individual with Asperger's Syndrome.
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16 Responses to Awakening – A Poem

  1. brian miller says:

    i love this…spring always gives me much hope because of this too…i love nature…and i think it makes for great metaphors as well…love the concrete visuals of the awakening of that new life….

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  3. claudia says:

    love the seed wiggling and crawling in hope…really beautiful images gretchen…i can smell the soft soil and feel spring’s breath…ahhh…can’t wait…

  4. Mary says:

    You have captured SO well here the work of the seed. I love those little sprouts that arrive first and enjoy watching that early growth SO much. It is such an ‘upper’ this time of the year when new life appears above ground after a long winter.

  5. aprille says:

    They still have such a long way to go though..
    But then: I only planted my crocuses and tulips two weeks ago. Always half a year behind 🙂

  6. Poet Laundry says:

    A lovely, perfect piece for Spring!

  7. zongrik says:

    unwrapping the petals, like unwrapping the secret of if he loves us

    Where is the Food when mother is not?

  8. Perfect… it was as though I was watching it… I just love spring and the hope that blooms. It always comes. = )

  9. I see it with you. I really appreciate your perspective…so vivid. Beautiful take on Spring.

  10. hisfirefly says:

    loved this
    feel the gulping in of air as breakthrough comes

  11. kelly says:

    I have just been planting seeds for my garden, and you captured it all so well. I also love the metaphor, spring is the season of hope. Really lovely.

  12. Rowan Taw says:

    I want to be a seed…I do.

  13. Mohana says:

    This is beautifully tender, Gretchen!!!

  14. so beautiful Gretchen!

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