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When Spring Announces Its Arrival


Unlike Autumn, Spring sneaks in all quiet like.

Without the rumble and howling,

the shuddering treetops

and whirlwinds of copper confetti.

You don’t really notice the green arriving

until it’s clinging to every tree

every blade of grass,

and even the land

is singing.


Quadrilles have to be one of my favourite poets forms at the moment, they’re just so much fun to write. If you want to join in just click the link above and check out the wonder that is the dVerse Poets Pub. All you have to do for tonight’s challenge is write a poem of exactly 44 words and use ‘green’ somewhere in it. Make sure to check out the other poets taking part and let them know you’ve dropped by their posts.

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Carol J Forrester is a writer and a history geek. Her debut collection 'It's All In The Blood' came out November 2019. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands when she can. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poems ‘Sunsets’ and ‘Clear Out‘ were featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon.Her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers on her site Writing and Works.


    • Thank you. I couldn’t actually remember the word for a minute. I was sitting here like ‘dam it, what are those little bits of paper called?’

  1. Oh how I love this — in its entirety. And especially “whirlwinds of copper confetti.”
    Wonderful, just wonderful. Smiling I am.

  2. I must say spring is taking her sweet time to come finally ~ Love it when the whole land is singing green ~ Thanks for joining us Carol ~

  3. Nobody told spring in my part of the world to hold off on wind! It’s been a bit horrific. But then we’ve also had rain, which is a godsend for our drought-stricken high desert.

    • Gosh. Well we’ve had so wind here too and a couple of weeks ago it was snow, so the bit of heat in the last week and bit has been lovely.

  4. So true! Spring has a way of sneaking in and then green suddenly surrounds you. I really enjoyed your quadrille. 🙂

  5. We never have spring here in PH but your words brought the season close to me. It somewhat reminds me of the budding flowers of May. ^^

  6. Even when I think I’m paying attention there is always a day I step outside and it seems to have all become green at once

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