SoCS: Breathing Seasons

Breathe in

Breathe out

Lungs cauterized

by winter’s frozen retort

Stark trees bare their darkened soul

Breathe in

Breathe out

Lungs refreshed

by spring’s unprocessed reply

White birch bare their newborn green

Breathe in

Breathe out

Lungs parched

by summer’s brazen song

Limbs bare their sultry, layered bark

Breathe in

Breathe out

Lungs clear and crisp

by autumn’s chameleon chatter

Leaves bare their red and golden hues

Breathe in

Breathe out

Lungs expand and collapse

by pages on the calendar

Seasons bare their conversion times four


Stream of Consciousness Saturday is the brainchild of author Linda G. Hill. Every Friday, Linda provides her followers with an inspiring blogger’s prompt. It can be a word or words and sometimes bonus points are involved (my favorite). Linda asks us to write without editing, other than correcting spelling errors.

Just go with the flow.

Like a babbling brook, ambling stream or running river. Click HERE if this type of writing floats your boat or helps with your decision-making. This week’s prompt is “leaves.”  Use it as a word, or find a word with “strain”in it. As always, use any way you’d like.

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29 responses to SoCS: Breathing Seasons

  1. Dan Antion says:

    Well done, Mary. I love the pairing of nature and our/your own response. Here we are, at the start of another season, ready to go again. I hope you have a great weekend to soak in the summer breeze.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Thanks Dan. It’s summer! And we’re going to have one fairly nice weekend day before it rains again. Spring was the season I never had to water the plants on the patio. Hope summer turns out to be far different!

  2. JoAnna says:

    I enjoyed breathing deeply with these colorful images honoring the diversity of the seasons.

  3. loisajay says:

    Enjoy spring, Mary. We are only a day into summer but here in sunny FL, we are 2 days into heat index warnings. Our lungs are collapsing from the all the dang humidity we are breathing. But it is better than the alternative. Happy Saturday to you! 😀

  4. Joanne Sisco says:

    Well done, Mary. I like the sensations described … lungs cauterized, refreshed, parched, clear and crisp.
    I like breathing. I enjoy it a lot. I hope we all continue to do for a long time 🙂

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Applesauce? I’ve not heard of that expression, but it must be something good. Thank you for the positive comments, Teagan. Hugs back!

      • I grew fond of flapper slang writing so many 1920s stories. It’s so much more fun and interesting than what we use today. Think of “Applesauce!” as wow, or OMG!
        You’re the caterpillar’s kimono! (You’re cool.)

      • bikerchick57 says:

        What’s the 20’s slang for fat fingers? Ugh. I meant to say that I’ll have to try applesauce on a friend and see what happens.

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