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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 Forrester is a twenty-four year old writer trying to be a better one. Don’t ask her what her hobbies are because the list doesn’t get much beyond, reading, writing and talking about the same. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University and various poems and stories scattered across the net. 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’s. Most recently, her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and her personal blog Writing and Works hosts a mass of writing from across the last five years. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and is always open to writing more and hosting guest bloggers here on Writing and Works. With hopes of publishing a novel in the next five years and perhaps a collection or two of smaller works, Carol Forrester is nothing if not ambitious. Her writing tries to cover every theme in human life and a lot of her work pulls inspiration from her own eccentric family in the rural wonders of Shropshire life.


    • 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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