Mild February In Manchester, 2019

'What a beautiful morning!'

From my open window upon the Sunday street

Growth is stirring everywhere -

Daffodils and crocuses in the tree roots;

Tight little buds on tender twigs;

Grass curling up for first cutting.

Hmmmmm …...

And my mind flies out into spring sunshine

Like a soaring bird.

The tree is inherent in the thumping chestnut.

The scarlet maple in the sailing seed.

Grasses spread on the grazing wind.

The tulip rises from its wizened bulb.

Sunflower power drops

From the squirrel's hasty teeth ….

etcetera, etcetera and etcetera -

I'm just having fun!

My mind is tumbling like a frothing brook.

Ah, SPRING! Procreation! Recreation!

Funny how these two words merge in casual concept

When one means 'for' and the other 'again'.

Not exactly the same idea.

Definitely NOT the same idea. And yet …'

(taking a quantum leap in subject

because I'm talking to myself)

'In my understanding of the human condition

Every human being IS original.

It's hard to imagine an exact copy of anyone

Even in the grim grip of Science.

Nature and nurture

Can never precisely coincide.'

So say I with admirable aplomb

Smiling down on the breathing lawn.

'I wonder if it's possible to say that of plant life?'


Cynthia Buell Thomas

◄ My Mother Says

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Martin Elder

Fri 1st Mar 2019 19:31

I am really pleased that you are doing so well Cynthia.
This is a cracking poem. I am quite certain that your poetry is getting better and better every time I read it
' the scarlet maple in the sailing seed ' is a fabulous line

hope to see you soon

all the best


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Mon 25th Feb 2019 12:22

It's a poem of Hope. I'm glad I came across it. Beautiful Cynthia.

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keith jeffries

Mon 25th Feb 2019 12:14


This is a poem to lift hearts as it brims with joy and optimism. My garden resembles your description yet I am fearful of cutting the lawn as I might damage the snowdrops and crocuses which have all come to life and add such colour.

I hope all goes well for you

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Mon 25th Feb 2019 11:57

I know it's the tail end of the month, but that's OK. I have a moment to share today, and maybe not four days from now.

I have a huge 'thumbs up' from the Christie operation, three or four more chemo sessions for unseeable cancer cells, and regular checks thereafter. I am a blessed lady.

And I'm still writing. Hallelujah!

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