People Get Ready. It’s a 6.

Like tiny little angel boots, the ranks of raindrops persisted; perfectly synchronized, they charged through the house gutters, their hollow echoes insistent – storm is coming

On the ground an infantry of daffodils defended the west hillside, silent stalwart sentries; to the east forsythia, sweeping arms of yellow, ornamental flower leafs waving – we are ready

A squadron of squirrels could be seen in the safety of the southern quadrant, supplies were plentiful, the littered landscape offering tiny pods of nourishment – restocking, they were prepared

Resonant rumblings overhead alerted the prolific winged creatures, they were the outliers, their duty – to observe and report

Walking in wonder amidst emerging color, life and activity – the umbrella was raised

Arrival imminent – Spring has breached the perimeter


28 thoughts on “People Get Ready. It’s a 6.

  1. UP March 28, 2020 / 9:53 am

    This may be one of your best. Metaphor, simile, alliteration, you’re killin’ me smalls! So good. I especially love this line “an infantry of daffodils”. Gurl, you got it.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge March 28, 2020 / 10:02 am

      Thanks, Paul! Appreciate the appreciation 🙂 I was layin’ down the gauntlet this morning, lol


    • GirlieOnTheEdge March 28, 2020 / 3:24 pm

      Thank you, Mimi. On my walk the other day, which takes me up and down hills (concrete that is, lol) I passed just such a hill of daffodils fronting an apartment complex. It was gorgeous!

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  2. Pat Brockett March 28, 2020 / 2:58 pm

    This is great! So good to read of the invasion of spring rather than the pandemic!
    The music brought back a memory of a beautiful experience from many years ago when I was a leader at a church Girls Camp. Four of us sang this song at a campfire in a beautiful setting surrounded by nature in all its glory.

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    • GirlieOnTheEdge March 28, 2020 / 3:29 pm

      Thank you, Pat. I’m glad you enjoyed it. Agreed!
      Music does that doesn’t it? It is a perfect time machine. That sounds like it was one of those special moments in time, always cherished 🙂


  3. Rhen Laird March 28, 2020 / 10:14 pm

    I so agree, this may be your BEST ever–Stellar!! I love it so much ❤

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  4. Rhen Laird March 28, 2020 / 10:15 pm

    PS–I forgot to thank your for Cat Stevens…haven’t heard him in ages!!!

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  5. clark March 29, 2020 / 5:18 pm

    I’ll join the above… well-crafted and yet, engaging on more than one level.

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  6. The Vintage Toy Advertiser March 29, 2020 / 5:21 pm

    This is so good. Nature on a war-footing, spring marching across territories. And that umbrella – can almost hear it pop open and point up to the sky as the rain rattles against it! Brilliant work 🙂

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  7. Spira May 6, 2022 / 1:46 am

    A jewel…
    ( how the heck I missed that remains a mystery to me?! @#$@^)

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      • Spira May 6, 2022 / 6:37 am

        Mystery solved…as you kniw I am currently at an old,old phone…at least I still have the WP app byt its nit updated…so it appeared as a post of this year, March 28th…

        It is a jewel not be missed regardless.

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