A New Spring Poem

yuba river

My husband and I went on our first motorcycle ride of the year. It was a beautiful day as the river roared with the melting snow, and all the new life surrounding us. Here’s the first poem I wrote that day as we rode through this beauty.


Roaring through the lush emerald landscape

The granite walls are sprouting orange and violet

In their fleeting moment before summer.

The river’s blue whitens and crashes over rocks

Its thunder harmonizes with the engine’s rumble.

The blue skies bathe this scene in connection while….

Butterflies search

Birds build

Bees collect

And winds caress

Following this flamboyant flow of spring…

From the back of the Harley.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers, including mom’s of furry babies! I’ll be taking the usual family hike and/or ride to magical places unknown.

Embrace your inner child by reading a good book. D.L. Finn

33 thoughts on “A New Spring Poem”

  1. The area where you live just enthralls me. I wish I had that type of scenery and nature within reach.
    Beautiful poem, Denise, and lovely share.
    Wishing you a happy Mother’s Day!

    1. I’m very lucky to live amongst all the beauty. Went out today and took a ride to part of a kake I’ve never seen. Thank you, Mae:) Wishing you the same!

    1. Thank you, Balroop. It’s so nice to feel the sun and see the colors after winter. Happy you joined me!

  2. What an awesome new poem, Denise! For a moment, I was right there on the back of the Harley absorbing all the sights! Happy Mother’s Day to you too!

    1. Thank you, Jan:) That first time after winter is such a special moment as spring blankets us. Glad you could join the ride! Hope you had a special day.

    1. Thanks, Teagan:) Its hard not to be inspired to write this surrounded by such beauty. Glad you could ride along!

    1. Thanks, Julie. It was such a beautiful day it was hard not to get a good picture:) Glad the poem spoke spring to you!

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