"Landscape with Rainbow" by Peter Paul Rubens‘Seasons’ by Shari Jo LeKane-Yentumi The Society December 29, 2017 Beauty, Poetry 6 Comments What chilly breeze creates a shudder and crimson leaves begin to flutter down, down like butterflies ’till barren branches reach the skies and herald lonely autumn cries amidst decaying clutter, then winter wends its weary way on through the festive holidays around, round the endless nights in search of precious southern light to end the dreary frozen plight each minute gone astray, such time has come for spring rebirth to reconcile with Mother Earth now found, found beneath the snow new greenery and things that grow is setting lovers’ hearts aglow enlivening with mirth, still followed by the marching drum of summer’s folly in the sun abound, bound by gardens lush with endless harvest in a rush and starlit nights by full moon’s blush, the seasons have their run. Shari Jo LeKane-Yentumi lives in St. Louis, Missouri, where she writes poetry, prose and articles; specializes in literary criticism and non-profit matters. She has a B.A. in English, Spanish, and an M.A. in Spanish from Saint Louis University in Madrid and St. Louis. Since brain surgery, she volunteer teaches creative writing in a maximum security jail and works for civil rights attorneys. She completed a novel in verse, Poem to Follow, and is featured in several poetry anthologies, including the Missouri VSA 2013 Anthology, Turning the Clocks Forward Again; Poetica Victorian; Red Dashboard Disorder Anthology: Mental Illness and Its Effects; The Muse India/Createspace Anthology Of Present Day Best Poems; Bordertown Press Poetry of People on the Move; and Literature Today International Journal of Contemporary Literature. Shari’s poetry has appeared in several literary magazines in the U.S., Canada, England, India, Ireland and Spain. NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 6 Responses James Sale December 29, 2017 A lovely poem of discovery – as the seasons unfold. Thank you. Reply Shari Jo LeKane-Yentumi January 1, 2018 Thank you, James. Happy New Year! Shari Reply Leonard Dabydeen December 30, 2017 Beautiful poem. Its rhyme scheme, aabbbc lends a rhythm in the third line in each of the four stanzas. It relishes the unfolding seasons as they “have their run.” Reply Shari Jo LeKane-Yentumi January 1, 2018 Thank you, Leonard. I love playing with different Lyrical rhyme schemes. Happy New Year! Shari Reply David Hollywood January 10, 2018 Very lovely. Thank you. Reply Shari Jo LeKane-Yentumi February 3, 2018 My pleasure, David Hollywood, and many thanks. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.