Poetry by Jeff Green


When Spring is here

by cricketjeff on February 29, 2008.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

Now Spring is here, fresh Spring is here
The world awakes anew,
Fresh buds and leaves, and green is near
In ev’ry subtle hue.
Each soul can sing as days extend
And joy is no more “let’s pretend”
          Each soul can sing
          Each soul can sing
When Spring is here at Winter’s end.

Now Spring is here, fresh Spring is here
And lovers walk as one
And flowers bloom and blossoms cheer
Sweet nature has some fun
New life begins on ev’ry side
And evil thoughts can be defied
          New life begins
          New life begins
My happiness can’t be decried

Now Spring is here, fresh spring is here
My dreams can turn to you
I face the future with no fear
To doubt I’ve bid adieu
You are my all, my love of life
My sweet helpmate, my pocketknife
          You are my all
          You are my all
Will you consent to be my wife

Author notes

This is (obviously) just a quarter of the set, First came Laura Lamarca`s summer then Mairi bheag’s winter then my spring and finally Sue Cardwell’s Autumn If you enjoyed mine, please read the others, actually even if you hated mine read the rest!

A Trijan Refrain (as explained by Laura Lamarca)

The Trijan Refrain, created by Jan Turner, consists of three 9-line stanzas, for a total of 27 lines. Line 1 is the same in all three stanzas, although a variation of the form is not to repeat the same line at the beginning of each stanza. In other words, the beginning line of each stanza can be different. The first four syllables of line 5 in each stanza are repeated as the double-refrain for lines 7 and 8.
The Trijan Refrain is a rhyming poem with a set meter and rhyme scheme as follows:

Rhyme scheme: a/b/a/b/c/c/d,d refrain of first 4 words of line five /c

Meter: 8/6/8/6/8/8/4,4 refrain/8