Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 34,965 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

When The First Heat Comes - Poem by Gert Strydom

When the first heat comes, the winter starts to disappear
weeds and flowers appear everywhere,
fruit trees are flowering,
when the first signs of spring appears,
with the sun flowering in crimson

you are astounded by the many colours
of flowers dazzling glorious in sunshine,
birds sing before the sun rises,
when the first heat comes,

the last stripped branches has disappeared,
the sky becomes a cobalt blue curtain,
you are astounded
by the insects and birds that are gathering in joy,
are caught in the scent of jasmine,
when the first heat comes.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 2, 2011

Poem Edited: Thursday, June 2, 2011

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