Thursday, April 10, 2014

DAY TEN!! “Spring Senses Poem” for “30 Poems in 30 Days” #NationalPoetryMonth

HOW to write a "Spring Senses Poem" ~

This is a simple little “finish the line” format that involves the five senses. Depending on what the weather is like where you live, you might have to dig deep for what you THINK Spring is like. You can use a single word (or two) or create a sentence as long as you wish. It’s basically a “free verse” pattern, but feel free to make rhyming endings if that’s what comes to you. Have fun!!

Spring Senses Poem
Spring looks like _____________________.
Spring sounds like ____________________.
Spring feels like ______________________.
Spring smells like _____________________.
Spring tastes like _____________________.

Here’s what I came up with:
Well, even my “one word” answers ended up as two words (with one compound word). Sigh

Spring looks like sunshine.
Spring sounds like birds singing.
Spring feels like a cool breeze.
Spring smells like mint leaves.
Spring tastes like strawberries.
       © Stephanie Abney

Spring looks like the excited anticipation in my grandchild’s eyes.
Spring sounds like lawn mowers, sprinklers, birds chirping and children laughing.
Spring feels like a soft bunny, the wind blowing across your face and a gentle hug.
Spring smells like orange blossoms, a baby fresh out of a bath and the earth after a soft rain.
Spring tastes like Jello Jigglers, strawberries and cotton candy.
       © Stephanie Abney

How about you have a go at it? What does Spring look, sound, fell, smell and taste like to you?


Tanya Parker Mills said...

Spring looks like new, tiny cactus toes sprouting from each arm of the old prickly plant.

Spring sounds like a riotous chorus of warbling down in the nearby wash.

Spring feels like a cool breeze blanketing my arms in the morning then warming through the day.

Spring smells like the rain dampened red clay of newly bursting earth.

Spring tastes like the crunch of fresh apples.

Stephanie Abney said...

Nice poem, Tanya!! Love it! Cheers!!

Vicki said...

Spring looks like colors bursting all around me
Spring sounds like children laughing and playing outside
Spring feels like warm hugs from the sunshine
Spring smells like newly mown grass clippings
Spring tastes like all the flavors in the world