Featured Poem
June 16 - July 16, 1998
Bring two ferocious animals together, and they would immediately have a good fight... Now bring two young people with equal passion for poetry together: any ideas what the result would be?
Lovely Springtime
Lovely springtime, shyly calling  
Birth, birds singing all around  
Earthly freckles, flowers unfolding  
Can you hear the precious sound?  

Sparkling newtime, rain gently falling  
New lives in the fields abound  
In my hand, beauty I am holding  
A lady beetle, I have found  

Lovely springtime, colour enthralling  
As flowers rise up from the ground  
A mother bird in the distance, scolding  
Is this the same world, once icebound?  

Is this the same snow-covered forest  
That on my way to love I passed?  
Through which begone, all feelings honest  
Became insane and overcast?  

All joys and passions were awaken  
At once when nature's cold white bed  
By her delicate hands was shaken  
To wave like warm green fire instead  

But just as all things come to pass  
This too shall end one day  
Snow clouds shall fill again the sky  
Like my life, it is Nature's way  

I look beyond, however  
Past bad times, much like the snow.  
Winter does not stay forever  
It just tends to come and go.

Fox Cornell & Andrea Baldwin
June 1998
Andrea Baldwin is a sweet young lady (she has just turned 18) whose skills for writing are undeniable (she should probably consider a career in writing, I say - if she was not so interested in computer graphics). As a matter of fact, she surprised me greatly with the twist she gave to the poem in the last few lines!
Please visit her homepage: Abandon Valley / Cries in the Night.
Graphics by Lady Dj
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