The Fullness of Spring



The Fullness of Spring



The breeze was changing

Growing warmer

But not quite on the edge of warm

And the sunlight took on new dimensions

A little clearer

A little brighter as the days lingered

New shadows awakened

Spreading softly under trees now in leaf

Refreshing air

With the aroma of cooking drifting from

   early season bar-be-cues

The cool colors of spring

Light greens

Not quite full grown as maturity

   reluctantly hovers

Daylilies in yellow profusion

   sprouting their glory

Like soldiers leading the charge of tomorrow

Yet gently stroking the dawn

As each day yields one step closer

The calendar ebbs

Ticking off the days in inevitable succession

And the yearly reality of the evolution

   of the seasons

Into the fullness of spring



Bruce Levine


Bruce Levine has spent his life as a writer of fiction and poetry and as a music and theatre professional. A 2019 Pushcart Prize Poetry nominee and a 2021 Spillwords Press Awards winner, Bruce has over three hundred works published in over twenty-five on-line journals including Ariel Chart, Halcyon Days, Founder’s Favourites, Literary Yard; over sixty print books including Poetry Quarterly, Haiku Journal, Dual Coast Magazine, Tipton Poetry Journal, and his shows have been produced in New York and around the country. His work is dedicated to the loving memory of his late wife, Lydia Franklin. A native Manhattanite, Bruce now lives and writes in Maine. Visit him at


  1. spring is a perfect poetic topic. pray this virus is past us. i am ready for beauty of flowers.

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