The Lawless Season

In the midst of human lawlessness,
we revel in spring’s lawlessness.

Flares of yellow furze bushes
are ignited by spring’s lawlessness.

Fragrant frothing apple trees
rejoice in nature’s lawlessness.

Oaks are bursting into leaf,
awakened by the lawlessness.

Brambles break through wind-blown fences
thorny-sharp with lawlessness.

Every morning birds awake us
singing praise to lawlessness.

Villages tucked in folds of fields
revere spring’s verdant lawlessness.

Kim M. Russell, 23rd May 2019

Related image
Spring In Giverny, Afternoon Effect, 1885 Painting by Claude Monet

My response to dVerse Poets Pub Form for All: Ghazal

Our host this Thursday is Gay with the poetry form for the whole of next month: the ghazal, another tricky form to get used to! I went for a classical ghazal to start with.

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36 thoughts on “The Lawless Season

    1. Thank you, Bjorn. There is in fact a difference between unlawful and lawless: unlawful is prohibited, not permitted by law, whereas lawless is not governed by any (human) law. Nature is lawless.

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    1. Thank you, Toni. There is a difference between unlawful and lawless: unlawful is prohibited, not permitted by law, whereas lawless is not governed by any law – except, in the case of spring, the law of nature.

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  1. Wild, reckless, hellbent and lawless..the emotion is real and yet tidily tied to nature. It feels like the early Transcendental poets – Whitman, Thoreau, Emerson, etc.but a hint of Amy Lowell and the Imagists as well. All those notations of color, verdant burgeoning springtime in all its glory in an ideal rural setting.. Quite lovely!

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  2. I so love the opening verses specially with: we revel in spring’s lawlessness. Looking forward to seeing that in the coming weeks.

    My deepest condolences to the family Kim. Take care.

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  3. AH! The spring’s ‘lawlessness’ is quite wild and tenacious — you paint such exciting word-pictures, reveling in the joy of these sights. T’is a lawless season indeed, in more ways than one.
    A lovely verse, Kim!

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