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Firsts, grown-up breaks, coiling equinoxes hatching.
Holidays burning, common camping, beaches bright.
A butternut's harvest-time, bumblebees come falling.
Following chill, frozen ice-carpets evoke Christmas.

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    $\begingroup$ Hmmm.... every letter except 'J'... $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Mar 24 '18 at 9:57
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The riddle ...

... describes and hides the four seasons.

All words start with letters from A to I. The first word, "firsts" refers to the first blossoms in spring, but it is also ba a hint towards the significance of the first letters. Now take the first letter from words that start with an A, the second from words that start with a B, and so on, to get:

    Firsts, grown-up breaks, coiling equinoxes hatching.   →   spring
    Holidays burning, common camping, beaches bright.   →   summer
    A butternut's harvest-time, bumblebees come falling.   →   autumn
    Following chill, frozen ice-carpets evoke Christmas.   →   winter

Very nice. I don't know what to make of the title, though.

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    $\begingroup$ Gratifyingly beautiful exposition! (A two-bit title: water ~ sea - boys ~ sons.) $\endgroup$ – Tom Mar 24 '18 at 14:51

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