Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Happy-happy, Happy-happy, Happy-happy SPRING!


 We did it! We weathered another winter!
Here's to all things yellow, 

like sunshine,


 daffodils...


 and dandelions!



Dawn’s first fair fronds fade from the east like flowers felled at frost
Each season spreads earth with a feast for eyes, then comes the sting
Where moments brim with virgin vim then dim; but time’s sure cost
Reciprocates colossal, annual losses with spring

Then bow to the Creator whose splendor no one exceeds
Where braggarts soon deplete their store of self-aggrandizing
Not so with He who cups masterpieces in buds and seeds
And ravishes earth’s winter-skeletal remains with spring

Oh, leap for joy; come, girl and boy, release the inner child
So what if somersaults and cartwheels are but shadow-art
Spring to the world is like the soul set free and laughter-wild
Ah, spring to earth is like God’s grace to winters of the heart

Beneath the funereal facade of winter-spent, ah, hark
Methinks I hear the giggle of a garden snickering
Where hallelujah rends the fabric of day’s too-long-dark
And sparks the song that wakes the waltz that sweeps us into spring

© Janet Martin

'Janet, when will the leaves fall' 
asked Little Girl yesterday.
Well, I replied, a little startled at first!
First, in spring, they hatch from the bud into beautiful children, oops, I mean leaves
 then they bloom like green-teen-twenty-thirty-something flowers all dearest summer long...
 before they fall in autumn when frost on the brow, oops I mean field fells everything...
(Actually my answer was abbreviated to more of a spring-bud, summer-bloom, fall-fall answer😀)





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