Welcome to Awakenings

Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Hello, Spring!



Welcome to Spring: Season of new birth!

Glory in the springtime
Initiates visions without stopping
Greening hills, warming sun
Buds erupting and wildflowers popping



Bears, Bees and Stings

Attuned to the winter cold

Hibernation’s natural to a bear

With shorter days, longer nights

Sleeping is the primary affair



Sentiments of a fall/winter season

Affirm human nature’s lassitude

Reflections echo the past and present

Creating a melancholy mood



The early days of springtime

Find bees at work on the crocus

With the snow at last melting

Activity is the focus



New life buzzing all around

Finds everyone busy as the bee

Making plans, meeting demands

Goes about as far as one can see



Nature in its own pristine beauty

Flourishes after winter’s thaw

Prickly, bristly thorns and spiny things

Emerge clothed in springtime’s awe



Lovers stroll along forest paths

Inhaling the newness nature brings

Spring blossoms within love’s essence

But not without emotional stings


 ©2013
Sharla Lee Shults



"Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night."

                                                         —Rainer Maria Rilke (Bohemian–Austrian poet, 1875–1926)