Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Poem of the Month (April, 2010): SPRING FEVER


The Spring brought Tulip flowers 
in College Park, Toronto

Photo (Toronto: April 24, 2010) © Jerome D'Costa

Spring Fever

By Jerome D'Costa

After the deep winter, the Spring comes with vengeance.
Everything comes to new life -- humans, animals, plants and trees.
Gardens get bedecked with flowers,
Buck-naked trees wear their typical hairs, shirts and pants.
Humans and animals rush outside their abodes more frequently.
The Spring fever is on.

Another type of fever affects humans, too.
This fever is caused to many humans by pollen-based allergies.
Certain trees, grasses and weeds are the "culprits," so to say.
Pollens carried by air is inhaled and hay fever is the result.
Eye and nose watering, sneezing, coughing and feeling feverish
Are the temporary inconveniences of the Spring.

Yet, the Spring brings hope and joy
After the gloomy, coldy, and semi-depressing days of Winter.
The Spring helps create further life,
In human, animal and plant kingdoms.
Viva la Spring!

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