The Reverse Spring

The Reverse Spring.
Felt the heat coming.

Sighed in contentment.

Waited too long.

Did not let the leaves unfold completely.

Would just wait a bit before flowering.

The cold came back. Luckily nothing sprung out.

But the frost took a folded leaf.

It dropped slowly to the ground.

Dead and crumbled it turned to sour Soil.

Life could shine like gold.


Knew the heat had come now.

Looked forward in satisfaction.

Had probably waited long enough.

Let the leaves and flower unfold.

The cold came back. It shattered the fragile flowers and delicate leaves.

The frost took it all with an icy grasp of life.

Found every flower and every leaf. Leaves and flowers descended slowly to earth.

Dead and crumbled to sour Soil.

Life should shine like gold.
The heat is here now.

Look back with the longing.

Did wait too long.

Was never shown its flowery splendor.

The cold can be found in the dead flowers and leaves.

No miracle can bring the dead back to life.

The frost is has come to stay.

Seeking down to the roots to take the last.

Leaves and flowers will grace over you.

But like them, I will also die and crumble to sour Soil.

No life will ever shine forever like gold.

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About jachso

Hey Destiny Poets. I live in Denmark about 90 km from Copenhagen and works in Roskilde as a teacher and mentor. I'm probably not like most men of my age and yes I am aged 50 years old. I've tried a lot of jobs without finding what I'm passionate about. Writing, I have always loved and I was probably just 14 years old when I produced my first poem. I have not yet been released some of my poems, but I hope it happens one day. I just finished a novel which I would like to have published, now the time and talent show whether I have the ability to write. Poetry has a special meaning for me and this is where I really feel at home. My life has sometimes been marked by many losses. In the mid eighties, I lost my fiance at the time when the accident happened was pregnant. She lost control of the car and drove herself and her child, who was on his way thereby, to death. It has really made its mark on my life and way of thinking. In the late nineties, I had problems with my back and had to seek other avenues to support myself. I finally decided to enroll at university and was admitted to the humanist line. I read philosophy, science, psychology, journalism and history, but philosophy and psychology is my major interest. I thrive today in the RUC aka Roskilde University just 25 km from Copenhagen. My job is to guide and teach, and it is a job with speed and that gives me a lot again. I have two collections of poems ready to be released, if I can find a publisher who will publish them. I have no children, it would obviously be my lot in life although I have tried, but luck never smiled at me that way. If you have any questions for me so I hope you just ask away all you want, I'll respond as soon as I have read the questions. With kindest regards from Jan Sorensen

2 thoughts on “The Reverse Spring

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    A very moving work; at once delicate , almost intimate and yet avoiding any hint of cloying sentimenatilty. This is a work requiring more than one reading.

  2. jachso Post author

    Thank you Louis
    I desided to write it like fragments from a story. It give a better view of the pain and looses in life. Life is fragmented. 🙂


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