by Alice M. Batzel
Long-awaited sunshine and warmer temperatures at last come,
Snow thaws and melts before my eyes,
Warm rains expose lawn and ground,
Small green sprouts shyly peek out and foretell of tulips, daffodils, and crocus,
And a few brave pansies shed silence and courageously speak with spontaneous bloom.
Small birds venture out and chirp in delight,
Red Cardinal, Robin, and Finch chatter back and forth,
Hopping on wobbly legs, flapping winter-weakened wings,
They gain strength and precision in movement
As they come out and claim the ground, tree, and air.
Gardeners clear their yards and flower beds of winter wind debris,
Lawns get a good raking, brushing, and aeration,
A hearty vitamin and fertilizer are bathed upon lawn and garden soil.
Voices are once again heard in the outdoors.
All seems to foretell of faith and hope in a promise
Of a much needed season of new life.
Young and old, strong or infirm of years,
As if seeds planted deep within them,
Begin to grow renewed vigor and joy to their frame.
Man, woman, and child take delight and herald to one another,
“Come and see…..spring is whispering,
I am coming…..
Surely, I am here.”
(copyright -March 2014 - Alice M. Batzel - all rights reserved)