Sunday, March 8, 2009

A Recipe for Spring

A pocket full of sunshine
A barrel full of rain
We'll spin it round and round
And mix it up again.

A sprinkling of bees knees
A dandelion's fluff
Around around around again
Isn't it enough?

A shell full of tadpoles
A spoon full of flies
We'll mix it up some more until
The smoke gets in your eyes

Is the fire hot enough
To make our magic spell?
Go look inside the magic pot
But mind the dreadful smell

Birds feathers, worms eyes,
A clothespin on the line
Our cauldron is still bubbling
Our brew is mighty fine

With caterpiller's bright orange coat
And bumble bees sweet nectar
I think by now we're almost done
Please don't forget to check her

Why Goddess Cloud. She must be gray.
And really full of water.
To make spring showers tumble down
Before the sun gets hotter.

Are we done?
Asks Father Sun
It's time to send the spell
Away up high into the sky
Where springtime spirits dwell.

Just one more thing
To make this sing
Some faerie dust we'll bring
Well, hurry up
We're out of time
It's really almost Spring!

I don't have a clue where these words came from. I was out walking today in the bright sunshine. There were puddles everywhere and birds singing happily. The first verse popped into my mind and the rest just followed as I sat here at the computer.

I have to admit I started to write this post last night, but got absolutely nowhere. Everything sounded awful. And you'd think by now I'd recognize this and just let go. Eventually, I did turn off the computer, read for a bit and went to bed.

It wasn't until this afternoon on my walk that the words just came to me.
Hope with this magic spell, we'll all have an early Spring.


CIELO said...

Oh how sweet... thank you for bringing me over here, I'm so desperate for the arrival of spring.... it snowed again all morning today... I have had it with all the snow! I went out and planted my summer bulbs anyway, it was terribly cold, and even with my garden gloves on, my hands were frozen... oh come spring....!

Thanks for the poem, there is hope!


Kelly said...

Wow! Thats very well written! You're good at it...keep it up. It was very 'magical'.

Naturegirl said...

Magical prose indeed! A wonderful the 2nd verse!

Wendy said...

Hi Cielo, spring seems so far and yet so close. Hope your weather warms up soon. It was wonderfully warm yesterday, but today we have snow. Yuk!

Wendy said...

Hi Kelly, I think the key for me is sunshine and warmth. I don't create well in the cold.

Wendy said...

Hi Naturegirl, thank you. It was fun! Hope you're enjoying your holdiay.

Mimi said...

This is fantastic! And I love the photo to go with it. Inspiration seems to stem from the tiniest things, eh?

Wendy said...

Hi Mimi - you got that right.

Anonymous said...

It must have been a wonderful feeling channeling this inspiration. Very creative and magical.

Grammy said...

Excellent words. Spring is on the way. Hope this wards off the cold & snow.

Kraig and Barbara said...

I love this spell...I read your post, then went to find that my peas had sprouted in the garden. thanks for the magic.

Rhonda said...

I loved this...I'm glad that you continued with it..nature does have a way of brining inspiration to light.