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rickey rickey rivers rivers jr. jr.

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forgery forgery of of march march kell kell renegar renegar

daffodils daffodils hill hill ejiro ejiro elizabeth elizabeth edward edward

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lisa lisa mary mary armstrong armstrong

spring spring dance dance nostalgia nostalgia lisa lisa mary mary armstrong armstrong

lisa lisa mary mary armstrong armstrong

diane diane kendig kendig

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sunday sunday ritual ritual nam nam hoang hoang tran tran

tuscany's tuscany's spring spring rhapsody rhapsody christina christina ciufo ciufo

spring's spring's hymn hymn christina christina ciufo ciufo

buttercups buttercups christina christina ciufo ciufo

secondhand secondhand scent scent of of pollen pollen

may may kathryn kathryn sadakierski sadakierski

sunshine sunshine lullabies lullabies jennie jennie louise louise

unearth unearth molly molly a. a. green green

happy happy fits, fits, joyful joyful tantrums tantrums mel mel wilson wilson

the the sunflower sunflower ekta ekta somera somera

beehive beehive ceiling ceiling sy sy brand brand

delivery delivery room room

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llywelyn llywelyn lee lee

the the spirit spirit of of hıdırellez hıdırellez berkay berkay bayram bayram

dorothy dorothy grace grace

paradise paradise josh josh wealth wealth pampam pampam

apple apple tree tree blossoms blossoms and and the the things things they they will will tell tell you you

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elizabeth elizabeth bates bates

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beating beating wings wings

spring spring fever fever

cadence cadence

april april showers showers

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jessica jessica o'shea o'shea

seasonal seasonal thoughts thoughts

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luke luke bateman bateman

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in in the the bastard bastard spring spring

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still still garden garden kelli kelli lage lage

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next next generation's generation's love love shelby shelby catalano catalano

a a bristol bristol spring spring john john grey grey

a a grandchild grandchild of of war war is is loved loved (like (like a a flower) flower) kaja kaja van van den den berg berg

daughter's daughter's mantra mantra during during the the new new moon moon iris iris meyer meyer

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a a p pa arra ad de e d drru um m lliin ne e lle ea ad diin ng g tth hrro ou ug gh h g grre ee en n ttrra affffiic c lliig gh htts s,, s sp prriin ng g ttu urrn ns s tth hiin ng gs s “ “g go o” ” d do ow wn n a allll tth he e b bllo oc ck ks s,, p pa au us siin ng g iin n tth he e s siille en nc ce e o off tth he e s siix xtte ee en ntth h b be ea att.. n no o rru ud diim me en ntt ffiilllls s tth he e q qu ua arrtte err n no otte e rre es stt,, iin ns stte ea ad d a a p pa arrttiic cu ulla arr c ch ha arrttrre eu us se e ttrre ee e,, a az za alle ea as s b bllo oo om miin ng g n ne eo on n iin n tth he e c co ou urrtty ya arrd d,, a an nd d a a lliilla ac c b bu us sh h..

w we e m ma arrk k ttiim me e a an nd d w wa aiitt tto o s se ee e w wh hiic ch h c co ollo orr.. iin n e eiig gh htt m mo orre e m me ea as su urre es s tth ha att b bu us sh h u un nffo olld ds s lla av ve en nd de err,, tth he en n rru us stts s.. iitts s b ba ab by y s sk kiin n lle ea av ve es s,, ttw wo o rro ou un nd ds s a att tth he e tto op p,, lle ea atth he err a an nd d s sh ha arrp pe en n tto o d de ee ep p p po oiin ntte ed d g grre ee en n,, a as s tth ho ou ug gh h tth he e b bu us sh h w wo ou ulld d b be e d da arrk k a an nd d m me ea an n a an nd d iin ns stte ea ad d h ha as s g grro ow wn n h he ea arrtts s o on n iitts s s slle ee ev ve es s..

h ho ow w tth he e q qu uiie ett m mu utte es s u us s,, e ev ve en n o ou urr p pu ulls se e s se ee em ms s s stto op pp pe ed d.. w we e g glla an nc ce e a aw wa ay y,, m ma arrc ch h o on n,, s siin ng giin ng g a an nd d s siin ng giin ng g b bu utt ffe ee elliin ng g tth he e rrh hy ytth hm m ffa alllliin ng g a aw wa ay y,, a an nd d w we e w wo on nd de err iiff w we e w wiillll b be e a ab blle e tto o s stta an nd d iin n tth he e m me em mo orry y o off tth hiis s g grre ee en n w wh he en n tth he e b brra an nc ch he es s ffa allll b ba arre e a an nd d p prra aiis se e w wh ha att w we e k kn no ow w tto od da ay y iin n p pa as ss siin ng g..

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tt h he e m mo o rr n n ii n ng g w wa a ll k ks s .. b ba a rr e e ff e ee e tt o on n ff rr e es sh h ll y y d de ew we ed d e ea a rr tt h h .. w wa a tt c ch h ii n ng g tt h he e g g rr a as ss s c ca a tt c ch h w w ii n nd d ,, s sh hu u ff ff ll ii n ng g tt o o a an nd d ff rr o o ii n n e ex xc c ii tt e em me en n tt tt o o s sh ha a rr e e w w ii tt h h m me e s s tt o o rr ii e es s o o ff tt h he e ll a an nd d w w rr ii tt tt e en n tt h he e n n ii g gh h tt b be e ff o o rr e e .. a an nd d ii ll ii s s tt e en n ,, a a ll ll tt h he e w wh h ii ll e e tt h he e ll e ea av ve es s s s ll o ow w d da an nc ce e tt o o tt h he e rr h hy y tt h hm m o o ff tt h he e m mo o rr n n ii n ng g b b rr e ee ez ze e .. tt h he e rr e e ii s s m mu uc ch h tt o o ll ii v ve e ff o o rr .. s so o m mu uc ch h tt o o ll ii v ve e ff o o rr ..

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iin n a a g grre ee en n ffiie elld d,, p po op pp piie es s a an nd d iitta alliia an n s sa aiin nffo oiin ns s b bllo oo om m,, tth he eiirr rre ed d p pe etta alls s c ca arre es ss se ed d b by y tth he e ttu us sc ca an ny y w wiin nd ds s,, u un nd de errn ne ea atth h tth he e g go olld de en n-o orra an ng ge e s su un nlliig gh htt.. b brro ow wn n ttrro ou us se errs s,, e ev ve errg grre ee en n d drre es ss se es s,, llo on ng g w wh hiitte e s sh hiirrtts s,, a an nd d g grre ee en n-rre ed d a ap prro on ns s h ha an ng giin ng g o on n c cllo otth hiin ng g lliin ne es s,, a ac crro os ss s ffrro om m tta an n a an nd d w wh hiitte e h ho ou us se es s d da an nc ce e.. g go on nd do olla as s ffllo oa att tth hrro ou ug gh h v ve en niic ce e’’s s s stto on ne e b brriid dg ge es s a an nd d w wa atte errs s.. b bo oa atts s’’ w wh hiitte e s sa aiills s o op pe en n,, b brre ea atth hiin ng g iin n tth he e s se ea a-s sa alltt a aiirr.. s sc co oo otte errs s d drriin nk k e es sp prre es ss so o a att a a c co offffe ee e s sh ho op p.. m ma an nd do olliin n s sttrriin ng gs s s sttrru um m s so offtt a an nd d lliig gh htt.. s stta attu ue es s o off ttrre ev vii ffo ou un ntta aiin n d diiv ve e a an nd d s sw wiim m iin n tth he e ffo ou un ntta aiin n’’s s w wa atte errs s.. e eu urra as siia an n c co olllla arre ed d d do ov ve es s c co oo o.. s sa aiin ntt-p piie errrre e c ca as sttlle e’’s s c ch ha arrc co oa all,, c crra ac ck ke ed d s stto on ne es s s se ee ep p e ev ve errg grre ee en n v viin ne es s w wiitth h s sc ca arrlle ett c co ollo os ss se eu um ms s.. b bu us sh he es s w wiitth h w wh hiitte e c co om mm mo on n s sn no ow wb be errrriie es s b bllo oo om ms s.. s sa an ng giio ov ve es se e g grra ap pe es s o os sc cu ulla atte e o on n e ea ac ch h b brra an nc ch h,, w wiitth hiin n v va all d d’’o orrc ciia a’’s s g grre ee en n-g go olld de en n ffiie elld d,, lliis stte en niin ng g tto o ttu us sc ca an ny y’’s s s sp prriin ng g rrh ha ap ps so od dy y..

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c c ii u u ff o o

rro os sy y-lliilla ac c s sk ky y h ho ov ve errs s o ov ve err tth he e p piin ne e ttrre ee es s,, c ca as sttiin ng g a an nd d s sttrre ettc ch hiin ng g tth he eiirr s sh ha ad do ow ws s o on ntto o tth he e s so oiill.. h hu um mm miin ng gb biirrd ds s’’ w wiin ng gs s ffllu utttte err.. b bu utttte errc cu up p p pe etta alls s.. d da affffo od diills s iin n a an n o op pe en n ffiie elld d,, lliik ke e tth he e s su un n,, iirrrra ad diia atte e.. llo oo on ns s c co oo o tth he eiirr llo ov ve e s so on ng g b by y tth he e lla ak ke e w wa atte errs s.. b bu um mb blle eb be ee es s p po olllliin na atte e.. lla ad dy yb bu ug gs s s sc cu urrrry y o on n g grre ee en n lle ea av ve es s.. s sttrre ea am m w wa atte errs s a arre e c clle ea arr a an nd d ttrra an nq qu uiill.. b blla ac ck k a an nd d c ch ha arrc co oa all rro oc ck ks s w we ea arr tth he e w wa atte err’’s s v ve eiill a an nd d m miin ntt m mo os ss s.. ffa aw wn ns s ffrro olliic c iin n tth he e ffo orre es stt.. w wh hiitte e-tta aiill d de ee err w wa allk k s siille en nttlly y tth hrro ou ug gh h tth he e ffo orre es stt,, tth he eiirr a an nttlle errs s s sc crra ap pp piin ng g a ag ga aiin ns stt tth he e ttrre ee es s.. ffo ox xe es s rru un ns s tth hrro ou ug gh h tth he e ttrre ee es s,, tth he eiirr o orra an ng ge e-w wh hiitte e tta aiills s c cu urrll a arro ou un nd d tth he e ttrre ee e’’s s ttrru un nk k.. m mo on na arrc ch h b bu utttte errfflliie es s o orra an ng ge e w wiin ng gs s.. rro ob biin ns s,, b bllu ue eb biirrd ds s,, a an nd d s so on ng gb biirrd ds s ffllu utttte err a an nd d ttw we ee ett tth he eiirr s so on ng g.. b brro ow wn n rra ab bb biitts s b bo ou un nc ce e.. c crro oc cu us se es s,, g grra ap pe e h hy ya ac ciin ntth hs s,, p piin nk k h hy ya ac ciin ntth hs s,, p piin nk k-y ye ellllo ow w p prriim mrro os se es s,, a an nd d w wh hiitte e ttu ulliip ps s o os sc cu ulla atte e,, tth he eiirr v vo oiic ce es s c ca arrrriie ed d b by y tth he e w wiin nd d,, a an nd d iin n m my y e ea arr,, s siin ng g s sp prriin ng g’’s s h hy ym mn n..

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c c ii u u ff o o

w wh hiitte e c cllo ou ud ds s p pa arrtt— — c ca an na arry y-o orra an ng ge e s su un n a ap pp pe ea arrs s.. g go olld de en n tte ea arrs s,, llu um miin no os siitty y,, p pllu um mm me ett,, p pllu um mm me ett,, a an nd d p pllu um mm me ett ffrro om m tth he e s sk ky y,, o on ntto o tth he e g grra as ss s,, a an nd d s se ee ep piin ng g iin ntto o tth he e b brro ow wn n s so oiill..

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s sm ma allll y ye ellllo ow w b bu ud ds s p prro ottrru ud de e b bllo os ss so om miin ng g b bu utttte errc cu up ps s,, tth he eiirr y ye ellllo ow w p pe etta alls s,, s sh ha ap pe ed d lliik ke e b bu utttte errfflly y’’s s w wiin ng gs s,, b be ea au uttiiffu ull a an nd d ffrra ag giille e,, w wiitth h m mo orrn niin ng g d de ew w c ca arre es ss siin ng g e ea ac ch h p pe etta all c ca as stts s y ye ellllo ow w s sh ha ad do ow ws s a ag ga aiin ns stt tth he e g grra as ss s..

b bu utttte errc cu up ps s,, tth he e ffllo ow we errs s ffo orrm me ed d ffrro om m tth he e s su un n’’s s tte ea arrd drro op ps s..

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b ba a tt e em ma an n

lliik ke e llo ov ve errs s o on n a a b bo ob b d dy ylla an n a allb bu um m c co ov ve err,,

m me e a an nd d tth he e w wo om ma an n ii llo ov ve e b brra av ve e tth he e d de ec ce em mb be err c ch hiillll.. o ov ve err tth he e rro oa ad d,, ffllo ow we errs s b bllo oo om m:: m me ed da alllliio on ns s o off m ma ag ge en ntta a,, lla av ve en nd de err a an nd d b bllu ue e.. a a m ma an n ffo orrffe eiitts s tth he e ffrro os stt tto o s sm me ellll tth he em m.. ii w wa attc ch h h hiim m m mo om me en ntta arriilly y s su urrrre en nd de err tto o jjo oy y a as s p prro om miis se es s o off s sp prriin ng g m me ee ett h hiis s rre ed d-ttiin ng ge ed d n no os se e.. w wh ha att a a c cu utte e n no os se e iitt iis s,, s se ett iin n a a w wiis se e,, y yo ou un ng g ffa ac ce e,, b be en ne ea atth h a am mp plle e c cu urrlls s o off c co op pp pe erry y h ha aiirr,, a a g grre ee ek k s stta attu ue e rre en nd de erre ed d fflle es sh h.. n no ott a a b brro on nz ze ed d o olly ym mp piia an n s se ett iin n a ac cttiio on n,, m mo orre e tth he e lle eg ge en nd d’’s s s so offtt s sk kiin nn ne ed d ffrriie en nd d,, o off w wh ho om m b ba alllla ad ds s rre ec co orrd d iin n iim mm mo orrtta alliitty y

tth he e b bo on nd ds s o off ffrra atte errn na all llo ov ve e a an nd d a attttrriib bu utte e rra ag giin ng g s sw wo orrd ds s a an nd d e elle eg giia ac c tte ea arrs s w wiitth ho ou utt e ev ve err s stto op pp piin ng g tto o iim ma ag giin ne e...... o oh h,, h ho ow w w we e w wo ou ulld d lla au ug gh h a att tth he e b blliin nd dn ne es ss s o off s sc ch ho olla arrs s,, m me e a an nd d tth he e m ma an n w wh ho o s sm me elllls s tth he e ffllo ow we errs s,, a as s w we e w wa allttz ze ed d e ea ac ch h o otth he err tth hrro ou ug gh h tth he e v va au ulltte ed d h ha alllls s o off a arrtt g ga alllle erriie es s a an nd d a ad dm miirre ed d tth he e m ma arrb blle e p ph hy ys siiq qu ue es s o off llo ov viin ng glly y rre en nd de erre ed d s sc cu ullp pttu urre es s b be effo orre e rre ettu urrn niin ng g h ho om me e tto o b be e s sc cu ullp ptte ed d b by y h hiis s p pe errffe ec ctt e ey ye es s.. ii w wo ou ulld d ffe ee ell tth he e c cu urrlliin ng g e em mb be errs s o off h hiis s h ha aiirr b be ettw we ee en n m my y ffiin ng ge errs s,, tth he e ffiirre e o off h hiis s b brre ea atth h c clla aiim miin ng g m my y n ne ec ck k.. ii w wo ou ulld d s sm me ellll tth he e s se ec co on nd dh ha an nd d s sc ce en ntt o off p po olllle en n o on n h hiis s lla ap pe ell a an nd d s sm miille e a att h hiis s iin nn no oc ce en nc ce e,, h hiis s jjo oy y iin n a allll s sm ma allll tth hiin ng gs s,, a an nd d m mo os stt o off a allll tth he e jjo oy y h he e ffiin na alllly y h he ellp pe ed d m me e tto o s su urrrre en nd de err tto o..

tth he e w wo om ma an n ii llo ov ve e s sa ay ys s s so om me etth hiin ng g a an nd d ii rre ep plly y,, b brre ea ak kiin ng g m my y g ga az ze e.. w we e rre ettu urrn n tto o o ou urr h ho om me e,, a an nd d w we e a arre e h ha ap pp py y tto og ge etth he err h hu ud dd dlle ed d a ag ga aiin ns stt tth he e w wiin ntte err,, n ne ev ve err n ne ee ed diin ng g tto o a ac ck kn no ow wlle ed dg ge e tth he e d da aw wn niin ng g o off tth he e s sp prriin ng g.. 1 1


delivery roo delivery room

ll ll y yw we e ll y yn n

ll e ee e

a allll d da ay y,, lliik ke e g go od d,, ii c crre ea atte e tth he en n d dw we ellll iin n m my y c crre ea attiio on n b by y lla am mp plliig gh htt

tth he e c ca atts s a arre e ffe ed d a an nd d ii a am m ffe ed d tth he e a afftte errtta as stte e o off s so om me etth hiin ng g llu us sh h s sw we ee ett p pa ap pe err ffe ea as stt o on n m my y b brre ea atth h tth ha att w wiillll n no ou urriis sh h u un nttiill m mo orrn niin ng g

m my y b brra aiin n iis s tte ee etth hiin ng g ii a am m g grro ow wiin ng g u up p s se ellff-tta au ug gh htt s sc ch ho olla arr o off lliiffe e s sm ma allll lliiv ve es s tth ha att ii lliiv ve e o on nlly y h he erre e ii a am m jju um mp piin ng g iin ntto o tth he e w wo orrlld d h he ea ad dffiirrs stt

tth hiis s,, c co om miin ng g — — y ye ea arr o off s sp prriin ng g e en nd dlle es ss s s sp prriin ng gs s w we e ttrry y a ag ga aiin n w we e ttrry y tto o p pu utt b ba ac ck k w wh ha att w wa as s s stto olle en n u un nd de err a a b blla ac ck k s sh hrro ou ud d a an nd d lle ett tth he e lliig gh htt iin n

lla as stt y ye ea arr w we e g ge es stta atte ed d a an nd d n no ow w w we e d da an nc ce e u un na ab ba as sh he ed dlly y 1 2


the spirit of the spirit of "hıdırellez" hidirellez b be e rr k ka ay y

b ba ay y rr a am m

b brra an nc ch he es s o off g grro ow wn n,, rre eg grre ee en niin ng g ttrre ee es s s sw wiin ng giin ng g a ab bo ov ve e,, tth he e rre effrre es sh hiin ng g s sc ce en ntt o off b bllo os ss so om ms s s sp prre ea ad diin ng g a arro ou un nd d,, a a n na aiiv ve e b brre ee ez ze e v va ag gu ue elly y rru un ns s iin n tth he e s sttrre ee etts s;; w we e k kn no ow w,, tth he e h ho olly y s sp prriin ng g h ha as s n no ow w c co om me e..

a as s e ev ve err a as s tth he e b blla az ze ed d s su un n m ma ak ke es s iitt d da ay ylliig gh htt,, w we e tta ak ke e o ou urr ffa ak ke e s sm miille es s o ou utt tth he e d drra aw we errs s a an nd d p pu utt tth he em m o on n.. a arro ou un nd d a a rro ou un nd d d diin niin ng g tta ab blle e o on n tth he e g grre ee en ne es stt lla aw wn n,, p prre ette en nd diin ng g w we e tth ha an nk k g go od d ffo orr e ev ve erry ytth hiin ng g w we e c co ou ulld dn n’’tt g ge ett b bu utt llo os stt..

s siin nc ce e tth he e g gllo orriio ou us s s su un n ffa ad de es s a aw wa ay y a afftte err tth he e d du us sk k,, w we e iig gn niitte e tth he e d de ea ad dw wo oo od d rre effe errrriin ng g tto o o ou urr s siin ns s a an nd d c crriim me es s,, jju um mp piin ng g o ov ve err tth he e ffiirre e,, h ho op piin ng g o ou urr p pa as stt tto o b be e c clle ea an ns se ed d a an nd d e erra as se ed d,, p prra ay yiin ng g ffo orr tth he e s sp piirriitt o off " "h hııd dıırre elllle ez z” ”..

april april showers showers d do o rr o o tt h hy y

g g rr a ac ce e

" "b be ea au utty y c co om me es s ffrro om m w wiitth hiin n,," " tth he ey y s sa ay y..

ii s sa ay y,, b be ea au utty y c co om me es s ffrro om m a ab bo ov ve e,,

ffo orr w wh he en n tth he e rra aiin n ffa alllls s u up po on n o ou urr b blle ea ak k,, c co olld d s so oiill,, n no otth hiin ng g llo oo ok ks s p prre ettttiie err tto o m me e,, tth ha an n tto o s se ee e a a ffo orrm me errlly y b ba arrrre en n lla an nd d b ba arre e n ne ew w lliiffe e o on nc ce e m mo orre e..

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paradise paradise jj o os sh h

w we ea a ll tt h h

p pa am mp pa am m

ii k kn no ow w a a lla an nd d e en nw wrra ap pp pe ed d w wiitth h c cllo ou ud d,, iitt s siitt b be en ne ea atth h tth he e ffo oo ott lliik ke e s so oiill,, a an nd d s stta an nd d a ab bo ov ve e tth he e h he ea ad d tto o s sh hrro ou ud d,, o ou urr s siin n,, o ou urr s sttrre es ss s,, o ou urr ffe ea arr,, o ou urr tto oiill..

a a m ma as ss siiv ve e w wh hiitte e e en nc ca am mp pe ed d iitt tth hrro ou ug gh h,, a as s g grra aiin ns s a arrrra ay y o on n c co orrn nc co ob b’’s s s sk kiin n;; tto o s se en nd d d da arrk kn ne es ss s ffa arr-o offff tth he e w wo oo od d,, a an nd d m ma ak ke e tth he e s sa aiin ntt e en njjo oy y tth he e s sc ce en ne e..

e es stta atte e w wh he erre e c clla as ss s,, s stta attu us s a arre e b bo on nd d,, w wh he erre e lliio on n a arrs se e a arro ou un nd d tth he e d do og g;; w wh he erre e v vu ullttu urre es s,, c ch hiic ck ks s iim mb biib be e tth he e p po on nd d,, a a p plla ac ce e w wh he erre e p pe ea ac ce e iis s m mo orre e a a c co og g..

iiff d de ea atth h a arrrriiv ve e tto o tta ak ke e m me e s so oo on n,, ii d diie ed d iin n fflle es sh h b bu utt lliiv ve e a an ne ew w..

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pple blossom apple tree blossoms and the things they will tellthing you and the they will tell you e e ll ii z za ab be e tt h h b ba a tt e es s

tt h he e h ha a rr d de en ne ed d w wo oo od d o o ff tt h he e a ap pp p ll e e tt rr e ee es s ii s s a a c ch he ew w tt o oy y ff o o rr b bu un nn n ii e es s

b bu u tt tt h he e d de e ll ii c ca a tt e e p po ow wd de e rr y y-p p ii n nk k b b ll o os ss so om ms s

rr e em ma a ii n n u un ns sc ca a tt h he ed d tt o o w wa av ve e ii n n g g ll o o rr y y o o ff tt h he e s sp p rr ii n ng g b b rr e ee ez ze es s a an nd d b be ec ck ko on n ff o o rr tt h h tt h he e b be ee es s a an nd d tt h he e b bu u tt tt e e rr ff ll ii e es s— —

a an nd d m ma ak ke e a an n e ev ve en n tt u ua a ll a a rr rr ii v va a ll ii n n ff rr u u ii tt ff u u ll ff o o rr m m ..

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still garden still garden

k ke e ll ll ii

ll a ag ge e

m my y b bu utttte errs sc co ottc ch h d drre es ss s rru us sttlle ed d b by y h ha arrv ve es stt’’s s c co oo os s.. g giiv viin ng g iin ntto o tth he e c crriis sp p g grro ou un nd d ffo orr a a p pe en nn ny y’’s s m mo om me en ntt.. tth hy ym me e,, iin n h hiis s h ha az ze ell e ey ye es s,, s sp prriin ng g w wa allttz ze es s w wiitth h a au uttu um mn n.. p pa arrs slle ey y,, tth he e w wa ay y o ou urr lla au ug gh hs s e ec ch ho oe ed d iin n tth he e a ap pp plle e o orrc ch ha arrd d.. b ba as siill,, c co oo ok kiin ng g n no oo od dlle es s iin n h hiis s m ma ak ke es sh hiifftt a ap pa arrttm me en ntt.. m miin ntt,, n niig gh htts s o off m miid dn niig gh htt c ca attc ch hiin ng g u up p tto o u us s.. o orre eg ga an no o,, s so offtt-s sp po ok ke en n v vo ow ws s iin n tth he e w wo oo od dlla an nd ds s.. tto o m my y lle efftt,, b biirrd ds s b ba atth he e iin n p pu ud dd dlle es s tth he e n ne ea arrb by y tto ow wn n''s s s sp prriin ng g e en nv vy y.. tta ak kiin ng g iin n tth he e d da ay ys s d da an nc ce es s,, ii b brru us sh h e ea arrtth h ffrro om m m my y k kn ne ee es s.. tto o m my y rriig gh htt,, tth he e w wo oo od de en n p po orrc ch h s sw wiin ng g p pa aiin ntte ed d a am mb be err b by y tth he e s se ettttiin ng g s su un n.. b by y tth he e ttiim me e m my y ffe ee ett rre ea ac ch h o ou urr o olld d ffa arrm mh ho ou us se e,, h he e s se ettttlle es s iin ntto o d du us sk k s sa av viin ng g a a s sp po ott ffo orr m me e..

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ininspring the bastar the bastard spring jj e es ss s ii c ca a

o o '' s sh he ea a

iitt c co om me es s & & g grro ow ws s a as s w we e w wiittn ne es ss s tth he e s sk ky y a ab bo ov ve e m ma arrv ve ell a att tth he e b bllo oo om m a an nd d rriis siin ng g g ga arrd de en ns s o otth he err tth ha an n tth he e rriis siin ng g o oc ce ea an ns s a afftte err ffu ullll b bllo oo om ms s a arrrriiv ve e tth he e ffu ullll m mo oo on ns s s so om me ettiim me es s c crre es sc ce en ntt a as s a am m ii tth he e s su un n p pe ea ak ks s tth hrro ou ug gh h tth he e m ma arrs sh hm ma allllo ow w d du uv ve ett c co otttto on n & & ffe ea atth he errs s n no os se e d diiv ve e,, b biirrd ds s fflly y iin n ttrriia an ng glle es s h he ea ad diin ng g h ho om me e ffo orrm miin ng g p po os sttc ca arrd ds s a ab bo ov ve e u us s a att ttiim me es s ii lle ev viitta atte e tto ow wa arrd ds s tth he em m tth ho ou ug gh h ii a allw wa ay ys s p prre effe errrre ed d tth he e ffa allll..

seasonal seasonal thoughts thoughts rr ii c ck ke ey y

rr ii v ve e rr s s

jj rr ..

b brriittttlle e ttrre ee e lliim mb bs s ffa allll iin ntto o w wiin ntte err rro ott..

s sp prriin ng g b be eg giin ns s tto o c ca allll s su um mm me errs s w we e ffo orrg go ott..

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beating wing beating wings

ll ii s sa a

m ma a rr y y

a a rr m ms s tt rr o on ng g

a a s su un n-k kiis ss se ed d p prro om miis se e llo ov viin ng glly y ffu ullffiilllle ed d

a a p pa alle e-y ye ellllo ow w d da an nc ce e w wiilld d d da affffo od diills s

a a d da az zz zlliin ng g d diis sp plla ay y n na attu urre e b bllo os ss so om miin ng g

a a ffllo orra all e ex xp pllo os siio on n s sp prriin ng g a affffa aiirr

a a w wh hiitte e-tta aiille ed d b bu um mb blle e b be ee e h hu um mm miin ng g iin n ttiim me e

a a s sw wa allllo ow w s so oa arriin ng g ffrre ee e a as s a a b biirrd d

a a b brriim ms stto on ne e b bu utttte errfflly y b be ea attiin ng g c co om mp pa as ss s

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spring spring dancedance nostalgia nostalgia ll ii s sa a

m ma a rr y y

a a rr m ms s tt rr o on ng g

ii w we ea arr a a s sp prriin ng g b bo ou uq qu ue ett a a p pe errffu um me erry y o off p pe eo on niie es s

d da an nc ciin ng g lliik ke e a an n a an ne em mo on ne e b blla an nd da a d da az zz zlliin ng g iin n b bllu ue e

c ca ap pttiiv va atte ed d h he e w wh hiis sp pe errs s ii d diid dn n’’tt k kn no ow w ffllo ow we errs s c co ou ulld d d da an nc ce e a an nd d h ha an nd ds s m me e a a rro os se e g go olld d d de elliig gh htt

a as s m my y llu un ng gs s ffiillll u up p w wiitth h tth he e s sw we ee ett s sc ce en ntts s o off s sp prriin ng g ii g glla an nc ce e d do ow wn n a att m my y b bo ou uq qu ue ett

w wiis sh hiin ng g ii c co ou ulld d w we ea arr iitt e ev ve erry y s se ea as so on n

spring fever

spring fever ll ii s sa a

m ma a rr y y

a a rr m ms s tt rr o on ng g

ii a allw wa ay ys s ffe ee ell lliik ke e

d do orriis s d da ay y iin n s sp prriin ng gttiim me e

c clle ea arriin ng g o ou utt tth he e c cllu utttte err

lle ettttiin ng g iin n tth he e s su un ns sh hiin ne e c co oa ax xiin ng g m my y s sllu ug gg giis sh h h he ea arrtt o ou utt o off h hiib be errn na attiio on n

ii iim ma ag giin ne e h he err s sn na ap pp piin ng g n niim mb blle e ffiin ng ge errs s iin n ttiim me e tto o a a jja az zz zy y b be ea att w wh hiille e tth he e p pe ettu ulla an ntt w wiin ntte err s stta am mp ps s iitts s ffe ee ett 1 9


may may k ka a tt h h rr y yn n

s sa ad da ak k ii e e rr s sk k ii

c ca arrn na attiio on ns s,, rriip pp plliin ng g iin n ffllo ou un nc ce es s,, lliik ke e lla ay ye errs s o off d drre es ss s s sk kiirrtts s,, rre efflle ec ctte ed d rro os siilly y iin n tth he e s so offtt ffa ac ce e o off tth he e p po on nd d,, a arre e iillllu um miin na atte ed d b by y tth he e lliig gh htt s sc ce en ntt o off s su un nlliig gh htt,, lliiffe e,, iin n ffllo orra all u un nd de errtto on ne es s,, a as s s stta arrrry y-e ey ye ed d a as s n ne ew wb bo orrn n ffo oa alls s,, g ge en nttlle e a an nd d y yo ou un ng g a as s tth he e lla am mb bs s c crra ad dlle ed d b by y tth he e g grra as ss s,, e en nrra ap pttu urre ed d b by y tth he e b be ea au utty y o off s sp prriin ng g..

w wh ha att m ma ay y c co om me e iis s n no otth hiin ng g c co om mp pa arre ed d tto o w wh ha att iis s iin n tth he e m mo on ntth h o off s se erre en nd diip piitto ou us s c co oiin nc ciid de en nc ce es s tth ha att s so ou un nd d a as s m mu us siic ca all a as s ffa atte e w we ea arriin ng g iitts s s siillk ky y s sh hrro ou ud d o off lliilla ac cs s a an nd d lla ac ce e..

b bllo os ss so om miin ng g ttrre ee es s a an nd d tth he e b biirrtth h o off h ho op pe e,, tth he e s se ea as so on n o off llo ov ve e a an nd d tth he e s siillv ve erry y c ca arre es ss se es s o off s so oa arriin ng g d do ov ve es s,, m ma ay y iis s v viib brra an ntt a as s a an ny y iim mp prre es ss siio on niis sttiic c b brru us sh hs sttrro ok ke e,, c ca arre effrre ee e a an nd d lla au ug gh hiin ng g a as s tth he e c ch hiilld d iis s p prro on ne e tto o d do o,, a a d da au ub b o off p pa aiin ntt c ca au ug gh htt iin n tth he e lliig gh htt lliik ke e a a lliin ng ge erriin ng g d da as sh h o off p pe errffu um me e s su us sp pe en nd de ed d iin n tth he e a aiirr a as s ffa alllliin ng g s stta arrs s a arre e p prro on ne e tto o d do o,, p pa as stte ells s fflliic ck ke erriin ng g iin n tth he e n no otte es s o off a a s sp prriig gh httlly y ttu un ne e..

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sunshine sunshine lullabies lullabies jj e en nn n ii e e

ll o ou u ii s se e

lle ea av ve es s w wh hiis sp pe err a arro ou un nd d m my y ffe ee ett

a as s tth he ey y rru us sttlle e a an nd d b bllo ow w iin n c ciirrc clle es s,, h hu um mm miin ng g iin n ttu un ne e tto o y yo ou urr v vo oiic ce e a as s y yo ou u s siin ng g llu ulllla ab biie es s a ab bo ou utt tth he e s su un ns sh hiin ne e.. tth he e s sm ma alllln ne es ss s o off m my y h ha an nd d iin n h he errs s,, g grriip pp piin ng g,, h hu urrrry yiin ng g tto o k ke ee ep p u up p:: ttiin ny y lle eg gs s iin n ttiin ny y b bo oo otts s,, p po op ps s o off p piin nk k iin n tth he e g grra as ss s lliik ke e c ca an nd dy y b bu utttto on ns s o on n m my y c co oa att,, d do on ne e rriig gh htt tto o tth he e c ch hiin n..

b be effo orre e ii k kn no ow w iitt,, y yo ou u a arre e g go on ne e a an nd d tth he erre e’’s s a a n ne ew w lliittttlle e g giirrll w wh ho os se e h ha an nd d iis s s so offtt lliik ke e p pe etta alls s iin n m miin ne e.. ii d da arre e tto o ffe ee ell y yo ou un ng g a ag ga aiin n,, rro os sy y c ch he ee ek ks s b bllu urrrre ed d a as s m my y o ow wn n c ch hiilld d c ca arrttw wh he ee ells s iin n tth he e g grra as ss s.. tth he e lle ea av ve es s s sttiillll w wh hiis sp pe err a arro ou un nd d m my y ffe ee ett,, tth he e s so ou un nd d o off s su un ns sh hiin ne e o on n m my y lliip ps s..

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unearth unearth m mo o ll ll y y

a a ..

g g rr e ee en n

ttw wo o,, d de ew wy y-e ey ye ed d ffa aiirriie es s ffrro olliic c a am mo on ng g m miin niia attu urre e w wo on nd de errs s o off tth he e s siid de ew wa allk k’’s s o orrb biitts s

w we e a arre e tth he e b bo orro ou ug gh h’’s s h ha allo o

w we e u un ne ea arrtth h tth he e ffllo ow we errs s a an nd d o ou urr ffiin ng ge errttiip ps s ffrro om m p pe ec cu ulliia arr,, p pe ea ac ch h-ttiin ntte ed d b bllo oo om ms s

tto ou uc ch h-m me e-n no otts s,, jje ew we ellw we ee ed d,, b ba alls sa am m s sp plla as sh he ed d w wiitth h h ho ott-b bllo oo od de ed d o orra an ng ge e e ex xttrra ac ctt o off tth he e s su un n ii g glla an nc ce e a att tth he eiirr s sm miille es s

w wh hiille e s sh he e llo oo ok ks s a att tth he e c cu urrv ve es s o off m my y ffa ac ce e

m mo os stt g grriin n,, a a m miirrrro orr tto o m miin ne e s so om me e p pe ea ak k tth he eiirr h he ea ad ds s o ou utt o off tth he e c crro ow wn nv ve ettc ch h w wiitth h p pa allp pa ab blle e h he es siitta attiio on n

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ii g giiv ve e tth he em m a a m mo om me en ntt tto o b brre ea atth he e a an nd d ttu urrn n m my y g ga az ze e tto o h he err lliig gh htt a a d diin ng gy y m mo op p o off b bllo on nd d w wh ho orrlls s a a s so offtt s stto om ma ac ch h u un nd de err h he err s sw we ea atte err a a g ga alla ax xy y,, s stta arrs s o off a ac cn ne e a an nd d llo on ng g,, m miillk k-w wh hiitte e lle eg gs s s sw wa ay yiin ng g s slliig gh httlly y

ii llo oo ok k ffrro om m h he err tto o tth he em m a ag ga aiin n tth he eiirr tte ee etth h o off p po olllle en n a an nd d d drro oo oll o off d drro op plle etts s ffrro om m tth he em m tto o h he err h he err b be ea am m,, ffrra ag gm me en ntts s o off s su un nrriis se e a an nd d lliip ps s lliik ke e p pe eo on ny y p pe etta alls s

“ “llo oo ok k,, iis sn n’’tt iitt jju us stt g go orrg ge eo ou us s? ?” ” ii s sp piillll iin ntto o tth he e a aiirr lliik ke e s sp prriin ng g w wa atte err

w wiitth h m my y h he ea ad d ttiilltte ed d c ch he es stt ffllo oo od diin ng g iin n w wa arrm mtth h w wiitth hiin n tth he e ffrra ag giille e n na attu urre e o off tth hiis s g giirrll iin n m miid d-s su um mm me err d diis sttiilllliin ng g w wo on nd de err

“ “n no ott a as s g go orrg ge eo ou us s a as s y yo ou u” ”

s sh he e p pllu uc ck ks s o on ne e o off tth he e s sh hy y o on ne es s tte en nd de errlly y s siitts s h hiim m iin n a a c cu urrll b be eh hiin nd d m my y e ea arr b bu utt h he err ffiin ng ge err lliin ng ge errs s a a m mo om me en ntt

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happy fits, happy fits, joyful tantrums joyful tantrums m me e ll

w w ii ll s so on n

w wiin ntte err iis s o ov ve err a an nd d w we e a arre e o ou utt o off tth he e s stta attiic c n no ow w..

tth he e a aiirr h hu um ms s b be ettw we ee en n tth he e b brre ea ac ch hiin ng g ffllo ow we err b bu ud ds s:: a a b biik ke e c ch ha aiin n p pu ulllle ed d tta au ug gh htt,, ttiirre es s ffiilllle ed d tto o n ne ea arr b bu urrs sttiin ng g..

tth he e g grra as ss s iis s c cu utt,, tth he e rra aiin n ffa alllls s,, a an nd d tth he e s sm me elllls s tth hrro ow w o op pe en n tth he e w wiin nd do ow ws s,, c co om me e p po ou urriin ng g iin n o ov ve err tth hrro ou ug gh h tth he e c cu urrtta aiin ns s,, tth hrro ow w o op pe en n tth he e d do oo orrs s tto o s slla am m tth he em m..

tth he e s su un n p pa aiin ntts s o ou urr d drriiv ve ew wa ay y,, b be ec co om me es s c ch ha allk k ffllo ow wiin ng g d do ow wn n tth he e s stto orrm m d drra aiin ns s.. tth he e d du uc ck ks s w wiillll c co om me e lla ay y a an n e eg gg g iin n tth he e b ba ac ck ky ya arrd d,, tth he e rro ob biin ns s iin n tth he e ffrro on ntt ttrre ee e..

iic ce e c crre ea am m w wiillll b brriin ng g iitts se ellff tto o tth he e ffrro on ntt d do oo orr a an nd d ffiin nd d iitt o op pe en n.. o ou urr ffiirre es s w wiillll ttrra ac ce e ttrra ac ck ks s iin n tth he e s sk ky y,, tth he e s sttrre ee etts s w wiillll tth hrro ob b s stto om mp piin ng g b be ello ow w u us s,, tth he e s siid de ew wa allk ks s a an n e ev ve err-rre eb bo ou un nd diin ng g p pu ulls se e a att o ou urr s siid de e..

e ev ve erry ytth hiin ng g c co om me es s a allo on ng g n no ow w a an nd d n no otth hiin ng g iis s s stta attiic c h he erre e.. e ev ve erry ytth hiin ng g ffllo ow ws s a an nd d e ev ve erry ytth hiin ng g e ells se e iis sn n''tt a an ny ytth hiin ng g a att a allll..

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the sunflower the sunflowe e ek k tt a a

s so om me e rr a a

s sh he e w wo orre e tth he e s su un nlliig gh htt lliik ke e a an n o ov ve errs siiz ze ed d s sw we ea atte err a an nd d s so om me eh ho ow w h he err w wa arrm mtth h rre ea ac ch he ed d y yo ou u b be effo orre e h he err s sk kiin n c co ou ulld d a alltth ho ou ug gh h w wh he en n n niig gh htt c ca am me e h he err g go olld de en n ffa ac ce e w wo ou ulld d ffrro ow wn n a att tth he e rro oo otts s tth ha att h he elld d h he err d do ow wn n a as s iiff s sh he e llo on ng ge ed d ffo orr a a b brre ee ez ze e tto o tta ak ke e h he err tto o s so om me e p plla ac ce e w wh he erre e d da arrk kn ne es ss s c ce ea as se ed d tto o e ex xiis stt ffo orr tth hiis s y ye ellllo ow w ffllo ow we err w wa as s b bu urriie ed d iin n e ev ve erry y w wo oe e tth he e s so oiill c ca arrrriie ed d

beehive beehive ceiling ceiling s sy y

b b rr a an nd d

b be ee eh hiiv ve e c ce eiilliin ng g / / iin nv ve en ntt s sw we ee ett a ab bu un nd da an nc ce e tto o w we ett m my y h ha aiirr a as s ii s slle ee ep p / / ffe ev ve err s sttiic ck ks s m mo orre e / / tth ha an n tth he e h he ea att tth hiis s ttiim me e

o off y ye ea arr / / ttiim mp pa an nii rra atta atta att / / k ke ee ep p rrh hy ytth hm m w wiitth h tth he e o op pe en niin ng g o off ttu ulliip ps s / / o ou urr h he ea arrtts s m ma ay y o on nlly y b be ea att / / ffo orr s se ec co on nd ds s m mo orre e q qu uiie ett tth ha an n tth he e lla as stt / / p po olllle en n rriis se e w wiitth h m my y m mo orrn niin ng g / / c co offffe ee e c clla as sp pe ed d lliik ke e a a llo oc ck ke ett / / ii''llll h ho olld d iitt w wiitth h m me e / / w wh hiille e y yo ou u s slle ee ep p

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next genera next generation's love love s sh he e ll b by y

c ca a tt a a ll a an no o

s sm miille e lliin ne es s a arre e a an n o orrg ga an niic c n no ov ve ell tth he e g grre ea atte es stt g giifftt b be es siid de e y yo ou urr b by ylliin ne e w wiitth h e ea ac ch h n ne ew w c crre ea as se e a a c ch ha ap ptte err rre ea ad d a an no otth he err d da ay y tto o e en njjo oy y tth he e s su un ns sh hiin ne e

v ve errtte eb brra ae e a a s sh he ellffb ba ac ck k tth ha att n na arrrra atte es s ttiim me e a as s q qu ua ak kiin ng g h ha an nd ds s ttu urrn n p pa ag ge es s c cllo os se e m mo ov viin ng g s sllo ow we err,, s sa av vo orriin ng g ffa as stte err p pa as ss siin ng g o on n w wh ha att y yo ou u llo ov ve e m mo os stt

w wiin ntte err tto o s sp prriin ng g,, rre eb biirrtth h iis s h he erre e a a n no ov ve ell rre em miin nd de err tth ha att b brro ow wn n iis s a alliiv ve e g ga atth he erriin ng g,, g grro ow wiin ng g,, a an nd d s sa ap plliin ng gs s e en ns su ue e a allll p piie ec ce es s iin n p plla ac ce e m ma ad de e tto o tth hrriiv ve e

a a b ba ab by y’’s s c crry y c co om mp plle ette es s tth he e s stto orry y tth he e s se eq qu ue ell tta alle e b bo oo ok km ma arrk ke ed d a an ne ew w w wh hiille e jja as sm miin ne e b bllo oo om ms s o on n m miid dn niig gh htt’’s s d do oo orrs stte ep p lle eg ga ac cy y lle efftt s sw wiiffttlly y a as s y yo ou u w wiitth hd drre ew w

e ec clliip ps siin ng g e elllliip ps se es s,, tth he e a ad dv ve en nttu urre e c co on nttiin nu ue es s...... a a w wa ax xy y s se ea all d de en no ottiin ng g ffa arre ew we ellll o olld d a ag ge e d de ep pa arrtte ed d,, a an nd d y ye ett iitt c co on nttiin nu ue es s s sp prriin ng gttiim me e’’s s y yo ou utth h b bo ou un nd d tto o a a s sp pe ellll

s sh he e’’s s h he erre e,, s sh he e’’s s h he erre e,, a an nd d a allll c ca an n a atttte es stt n no ow w s slle ee ep p,, d de ea arr w wiin ntte err q qu ue ee en n,, y yo ou u d de es se errv ve e y yo ou urr rre es stt

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aa bristol bristol spring spring jj o oh hn n

g g rr e ey y

iitt w wa as s a att tth he e e en nd d o off

tth he e d de ea ad d s se ea as so on n s su urre elly y,, w wh he en n d da ay ys s e ek ke ed d o ou utt

a a lliittttlle e m mo orre e lliig gh htt a an nd d ttrre ee es s s sh he ed d tth he eiirr d da arrk kn ne es ss se es s lliik ke e iin nv viis siib blle e lle ea av ve es s,, a an nd d w wiin nd d y ya aw wn ne ed d lliik ke e s so om me etth hiin ng g w we ea arry y o off h hiib be errn na attiio on n n no ott lliiffe e..

iitt w wa as s iin n tth he e s sp piirriitt o off tth he e rre ettu un niin ng g b biirrd d,, tth he e b bo ou un nc ciin ng g e em mb brra ac ce e o off lla as stt y ye ea arr''s s b brra an nc ch he es s,, a an nd d tth he e s so on ng g lliik ke e tth he e a an nc ce es sttrra all p po orrttrra aiitts s o off o olld d ffe ee elliin ng gs s,, tth he e iin ns siis stte en nc ce e o off tth he e h he ea arrtt-s so ou un nd ds s tto o b be e a au ud diib blle e ffo orr g go oo od d rre ea as so on ns s..

iitt w wa as s a a k kiis ss s p pe errh ha ap ps s o orr a a w wiin nd do ow w o op pe en niin ng g o orr a a g ge en nttlle e s sttrro ollll m ma ak kiin ng g a a ffrre es sh h o ou uttlliin ne e iin n tth he e d dy yiin ng g d de ea atth h.. iitt w wa as s s so om me etth hiin ng g d da arrttiin ng g iin n tth he e u un nd de errb brru us sh h o orr s so oa arriin ng g o ov ve errh he ea ad d.. iitt s se ettttlle ed d d do ow wn n ffrro om m a ab bo ov ve e.. iitt s sp prro ou utte ed d.. iitt w wa as s b brre ea atth h c co oa alle es sc ciin ng g n ne ea arr tth he e b ba ac ck k d do oo orr o off m my y llu un ng gs s o orr s so om me ew wh he erre e iin n m my y h he ea ad d,, a a fflle ee ettiin ng g v viis siitt ffrro om m a ap pp pa arre en ntt p po oe ettrry y..

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a grandchild ofa grandchild war is of war is loved (like a loved (like a flower) flower) k ka a jj a a

v va an n

d de en n

b be e rr g g

y yo ou u c ca allll tto o tte ellll m me e tth he e g ga arrd de en n iis s b bllo oo om miin ng g ffllo ow we errs s b bu urrs sttiin ng g o op pe en n lliik ke e b bo om mb bs s y yo ou u u us se ed d tto o d diig g u up p s sh he ellll s sp plliin ntte errs s tto o m ma ak ke e rro oo om m tto o p plla an ntt h ho op pe e,, jjo oy y a an nd d c co ollo ou urr— — y yo ou u w wa an ntt tto o k kn no ow w w wh he en n ii w wiillll c co om me e o ov ve err a ag ga aiin n ffo orr c co offffe ee e a an nd d s sw we ee ett jje elllly y c ca ak ke e tto o s siitt o on n tth he e tte errrra ac ce e w wiitth h y yo ou u a an nd d lliis stte en n tto o y yo ou urr s stto orriie es s,, a as s h hiis stto orry y u un nffo olld ds s w we e c co ou un ntt tth he e b biirrd ds s,, tth he e ttrra aiin ns s p pa as ss siin ng g o on n tth he e o otth he err s siid de e o off tth he e rro oa ad d s sh ha ak kiin ng g tth he e h ho ou us se e a an nd d tth he e g ga arrd de en n a aw wa ak ke e — — iitt’’s s s sp prriin ng g ttiim me e,, p pe errs se ep ph ho on ne e

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daughter's daughter's mantra during the new mantra moon during the new moon ii rr ii s s

m me ey ye e rr

lliik ke e e ec clliip ps se ed d g gh ho os stts s e elllliip ps se es s iin n tth he e n niig gh htt & & c crre es sc ce en ntt m mo oo on n m ma an niiffe es stta attiio on ns s

o off y ye es stte errd da ay y.. lliik ke e p pa ap pe err c crra an ne e c ca arrttiilla ag ge e c crre ea as se ed d u un nd de err s sk kiin n,, & & b be en ne ea atth h iitt

a allll:: a a b bu utttte errfflly y h he ea arrtt.. c ca am mo ou ufflla ag ge e c co om me es s a as s s se ec co on nd d n na attu urre e,, m mo oo orre ed d tto o

m mo on na arrc ch hs s.. iin n tth hiis s d drre ea am m,, ii m miis stta ak ke e a a s sttrre ee ett lliig gh htt ffo orr tth he e m mo oo on n & & a allm mo os stt

b be ec co om me e a a m mo otth h.. b bu utt d do o y yo ou u rre em me em mb be err s se ee eiin ng g m my y n na am me e iin n tth he e s sk ky y? ? p prre es ss se ed d

s stta arr a ag ga aiin ns stt tth he e rro oo off o off m my y m mo ou utth h,, d diirre ec cttiio on nlle es ss s d de es siirre e s sm me ea arre ed d iin ntto o tth he e

p pa av ve em me en ntt ffo orr tth he e g grro ou un nd d tto o s sw wa allllo ow w lliik ke e s se ee ed ds s b biirrtth he ed d iin n iin nn no oc ce en ntt e ea arrtth h.. c crra ac ck k tth he e s sh he ellll o off tth he e s sk ky y & & o op pe en n tth he e g ga atte ew wa ay y tto o tth he e g go od ds s.. tth hiis s iis s w wh he erre e iitt a allll b be eg ga an n:: p pa aiin ntte ed d c ca an nv va as s iin n tth he e c cllo ou ud ds s v ve eiilliin ng g w wh ha att o on nc ce e w wa as s.. tte ellll tth he em m iitt’’s s ttiim me e— —tth he e h ha arrv ve es stt a allw wa ay ys s w we ellc co om me es s p prre etttty y lliie es s & & p prriid de es s iitts se ellff o on n d da an nd drru uffff ttu urrn ne ed d d da an nd de elliio on ns s.. tte ellll tth he em m iitt’’s s ttiim me e— —h he erre e,, a an ny ytth hiin ng g iis s b be etttte err tth ha an n n no otth hiin ng g.. tth hiis s iis s iitt.. ii a am m ffo ou un nd d p pe ee elliin ng g tth he e s sk kiin n o offff m my y b bo od dy y,, m me etta am mo orrp ph ho os siis s ttu urrn ne ed d m ma an niia a:: a a g giirrll fflle ee eiin ng g ffrro om m h he err w wo om mb b lliik ke e a a p prra ay ye err g go on ne e w wrro on ng g,, b bu utttte errfflliie ed d b be eg giin nn niin ng g b bo orrn n ffrro om m a allll tth he e o otth he err g gh ho os stts s..

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contributors list contributors list ii s ss su ue e tt w wo o :: s sp p rr ii n ng g tt ii d d ii n ng gs s & & n ne ew w b be eg g ii n nn n ii n ng gs s

e e ll ii z za ab be e tt h h n na am m

h ho oa an ng g

k ke e ll ll ll ii s sa a

tt rr a an n

rr e en ne eg ga a rr

m ma a rr y y

a a rr m ms s tt rr o on ng g

jj e es ss s ii c ca a e e jj ii rr o o

b ba a tt e es s

o o ’’ s sh he ea a

e e ll ii z za ab be e tt h h

jj o os sh h

w we ea a ll tt h h

p pa am mp pa am m

ll ll y yw we e ll y yn n rr ii c ck ke ey y

a a ..

b be e rr k ka ay y

ll o ou u ii s se e

c ch h rr ii s s tt ii n na a e ek k tt a a

g g rr e ee en n

b ba ay y rr a am m

jj e en nn n ii e e

c c ii u u ff o o

s so om me e rr a a

s sy y

b b rr a an nd d

jj o oh hn n m me e ll

g g rr e ey y

w w ii ll s so on n

s sh he e ll b by y

c ca a tt a a ll a an no o s sa ad da ak k ii e e rr s sk k ii

b ba a tt e em ma an n

d d ii a an ne e

k ke en nd d ii g g

d do o rr o o tt h hy y k ka a jj a a

jj rr ..

m me ey ye e rr

m mo o ll ll y y

ll u uk ke e

ll e ee e

rr ii v ve e rr s s

ii rr ii s s

k ka a tt h h rr y yn n

e ed dw wa a rr d d

v va an n

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issue two: spring tidings & new beginnings  

the second official issue of literary and visual arts publication, poetically magazine. themed “spring tidings & new beginnings”, the march...

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the second official issue of literary and visual arts publication, poetically magazine. themed “spring tidings & new beginnings”, the march...

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