A photo of crocuses.‘Crocuses’ by Adam Sedia The Society April 18, 2021 Beauty, Poetry 13 Comments . You meekly poke your purple heads Through stubborn clumps of snow That yet persist in fallow beds Though balmy breezes blow; First to hail the waxing sun, First to scent the air, First to paint the lifeless dun With a stroke of flair. So unassuming, small, and frail, Yet bold beyond compare: Alone you blaze the new year’s trail For blooms that not yet dare. Vanguard of awaited spring, Heralds of rebirth, Prophets of the quickening Of the lifeless earth: Your advent tells the omens true: Spring comes! The hopeful soul Exults to see it now renew The world that winter stole. . . Adam Sedia (b. 1984) lives in his native Northwest Indiana, with his wife, Ivana, and their children, and practices law as a civil and appellate litigator. In addition to the Society’s publications, his poems and prose works have appeared in The Chained Muse Review, Indiana Voice Journal, and other literary journals. He is also a composer, and his musical works may be heard on his YouTube channel. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: 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 email@example.com. 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. CODEC News: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) 13 Responses jd April 18, 2021 Enjoyed very much. Reply Paul Freeman April 18, 2021 I thought that was pretty amazing. Reply Cynthia Erlandson April 19, 2021 Quite lovely! The last line is exquisite! Reply Allegra Silberstein April 18, 2021 I love the music and spirit of this poem…Allegra Reply Yael April 18, 2021 A lovely spring flower poem, thank you! Thinking of flowers is always a good and healthy thing to do. Reply Julian D. Woodruff April 18, 2021 Mr. Sedia, You make me realize I should add crocuses to the poetic bouquet I started a while ago. But my effort won’t touch the caliber of yours! Reply BRIAN YAPKO April 19, 2021 A very sweet, exquisite poem. I enjoyed this — especially “prophets of the quickening of the lifeless earth.” Reply Margaret Coats April 19, 2021 Like your lilies’ poem that I read elsewhere, this one features the power of a good, unexpected final line to change focus while satisfactorily closing a very pleasing picture. Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant April 19, 2021 This is a truly beautiful lyrical nod to those seemingly delicate, floral indicators of Spring that always fill my heart with joy. You have done them every justice with your superbly woven words. Thank you! Reply C.B. Anderson April 19, 2021 Many of us, Adam, cannot grow crocus because many rodents (especially chipmunks) love to dig up and eat the corms. This herald of spring is really a sacrificial plant perpetuating a rise in the ambient rodent population. It is other things as well, but if you can’t protect it, then it will soon disappear from your life. Reply David B. Gosselin April 19, 2021 When we consider Mr. Sedia’s larger body of work, poems like Chrysanthemums, Crocuses, Orchid, Waves, Nebula,The Seashell, we see that Mr. Sedia is a poet who is truly in touch with the universal poetic spirit in all things. Thank you for sharing! Reply David Watt April 21, 2021 Adam, your poem is crisp and light, matching the early Spring air into which the crocuses emerge. The repetition of rhymes in stanzas two and three is an interesting and appealing feature of this piece. Reply Adam Sedia April 22, 2021 Thank you, everyone, for the comments. This poem stemmed from one of the many fleeting inspirations I have, and I’m happy to see it brought enjoyment to you. 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.