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Pollen

Fairy dust sprinkles in yellows and gold

Powdery rain leaves its Spring tell-tale sign

Microgametophytes soon will be bold

New life will come forth, a touch of Divine.

Before proud timbers can dress in their green,

Preceding the show of floral delight,

Teary eyes, drippy nose; insistent, obscene–

Grab tissues and Zyrtec, armed for the fight!

Requisite evil, makes me furious!

Can't go outside and not feel its effect.  

Why'd God create it?  Aren't you curious?

Here's one idea (feel free to object):

Sometimes life's bothers are means to the ends.

Beauty from ashes is all He intends.

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I wrote this for National Poetry Month in conjunction with (in)courage's April Creative Challenge; after beginning several "serious" Spring-themed sonnets, and then reading many of the wonderful submissions, it sounded like that's what several had in mind.  I started over, obviously going in a VERY different Spring/Sonnet direction.

How 'bout we make this a challenge for Pensieve's Poetic License, too?  Try your hand at a Spring-themed sonnet, let me know in comments, then link up here to share your poem with a broader audience!  If you don't have a blog, don't be shy–leave your submission in comments.

If you complete it by 10:00 p.m. EST on April 17th, you'll be eligible to win a $25 giftcard to the darlin', DARLIN' (in)courage shop!  {Click their badge in my right sidebar to see all you can buy whether or not you win! 🙂 }

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