Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - Library News - By Joan Stam­mers

When think­ing of ‘spring,’ what comes to mind? There are many def­i­ni­tions that you might find.

I re­searched them so here are a few. I hope I don’t bore you, that would never do.

So I’ll stick to the main ones, the noun and the verb The tran­si­tive verbs I’ll kick to the kerb.

In­tran­si­tive verbs – you don’t want to know Let’s spring into ac­tion then, here we go.

I’ll start with the nouns; there are more than one. The sea­son of spring af­ter win­ter is sprung.

A spring is a cir­cu­lar twist, or a coil, If you stretch it too hard the cir­cles might spoil.

A spring can be wa­ter bub­bling up from the ground It’s wa­ter quite pure and drink­able, I’ve found.

The girl in high spir­its, full of en­ergy and pep, Skipped down the street with a spring in her step.

Dur­ing a full moon, you might get a spring tide With some ex­cel­lent waves for the surfers to ride.

While stalk­ing its prey, watch the spring of the cat. One can guar­an­tee that will bring death to the rat.

That’s enough of the nouns; to the verbs let us go. Most of these you will al­ready know.

Tears sprang from his eyes when the boy hurt his knee That’s what hap­pened when he fell out of the tree.

He cried out in pain when the trap sprang shut Tightly grip­ping his an­kle and crush­ing his foot.

When writ­ing a novel, an idea sprang to mind, He had re­search to do, ma­te­rial to find.

Crouch­ing low in the mud, the frog did lie Then quickly sprang up as he lunged at the fly.

That’s quite enough about spring, sprang and sprung. Spring’s fi­nally here, this poem and win­ter are thank­fully done.

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