Wednesday, 17 December 2014


“Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” - Joseph Campbell

The last Poetry Jam of this year has set the theme of “Spread the Joy” for participants. It is a busy time of the year for everyone and more so for me as I have been trying to finish a couple of work projects before Christmas. I dug into my poetry archive for a joyful poem and here is one, that foots the bill.

Have a wonderful Festive Season with health and happiness in 2015, fellow poets of the Jam, and I look forward to seeing you and your work again next year!

The Coming of Spring

A roseate dawn appears
While birds a-flutter sing.
Night swiftly flies and in mid-flight
Lets drop a star so shining bright
On the horizon-shell’s pink lip.

The sun comes up
The day is near.
Blossoms with sparkling dew bedecked,
Unfurl, offering precious gifts
Of multicoloured jewels.

Shimmering heat
And waking world.
A bright new day - promise of joy,
Spring passes by scattering perfumes,
Colours bright, new hopes, illusions...

The evening comes
A welcome guest.
The rising moon tempers the heat of day
And nightingale murmurs an evensong
A blessing uttered in the rite of spring.


  1. In some ways I think it would be wonderful to have Christmas happen the first part of summer, as summer has such natural beauty & with the 'scattering perfumes, colours bright, new hopes.....' But then again it would be unusual for me not to have Santa come in the season of white! Merry Christmas, Nick.

  2. Such a beautiful poem of spring...........just lovely.

  3. A bright new day - promise of joy, every season every day should bring joy and gratitude for the day ahead

  4. Enjoy spring, Nick, while we freeze! :-) Happy Christmas to you!

  5. Wow, i experienced the joy throughout

    Much love...

  6. Enjoy spring and all the joy it brings. What a lovely photo. We live in a mild winter area (S Calif along the coast) and often have wonderful weather about this time of year. Would not trade it really for the snows of a long winter! (We can drive to the mountains for that).

  7. Once again a brilliant capture of the essence and wonder of joy. Great expressions.

  8. Delightful poem that put me in a wonderfully joyful mood.

  9. Beautifully composed and joyful indeed!

  10. Nicholas,

    I loved the freshness and the positivity in your poem. Brimming with the delights of spring, somewhere just around the corner..A most joyful read this afternoon...Dark and rainy here in Cheshire, UK!!

    Christmas Wishes to you,