About Spring

I ripped another page from the calendar hanging on my kitchen wall. We enter the month of May with thoughts of Spring swimming around in our heads. The sun is shining bright on the days it isn’t raining. The snow vanished into distant memory. This month I plan to explore a poetry style that reminds me of a trickling waterfall. Udit Bhatia created the Cascade poem. There are no rules for rhythm or meter. The layout is simple in that the lines of the first stanza are repeated as the refrain lines in the stanzas that follow. The poem flows like this ABC, xxA, xxB xxC. Add lines to the poem longer. Thus, you are making a cascading effect with words. How hard can that be? This Cascade Poem I titled About Spring.

Note: I will also be adding Black Out Poems as we go along the way. I plan to keep using this style until the book I’m using runs out of pages for me to play with to create these unique and visual poems. I might as well get started. I’m excited about jogging down this road.

About Spring

About Spring

The rumble of thunder still far away
Rain pounding on the metal roof
Smell of fresh ozone filling the air
But the absence of the robin’s shrill voice
There is something dangerous about Spring

Pressure from a storm moving our way
Dark clouds gathering in the west
Moving to replace the blue of the sky
Lightning sparks across the black
The rumble of thunder still far away

Warning on the television screen as proof
That something evil is moving your way
You don’t need a better sign
That you are in the path of a vicious storm
Rain pounding on the metal roof

The hand of nature isn’t always fair
Spring madness visits the rich and the poor
It tosses and turns in a frightful dream
Sending us the sweet perfume of despair
Smell of fresh ozone filling the air


Hiding is not always the perfect choice
When trouble stalks your steps
Times you need to stand your ground
The message isn’t in the howling wind
But the absence of the robin’s shrill voice

Living is sometimes a fragile thing
When faced with the tyranny of a storm
It’s best to find a safe place to hide
Until the skies turn blue again
There is something dangerous about Spring


Who is Molly Shea?

Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh.  To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.

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I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

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