Entering Into Spring


Anxiety, fears

Three birds wing by, silhouettes

now my mind is clear

Two geese pace. They walk

Our neighbor’s driveway their pond

entering into spring

Nest sitting alone

Branches bare, solitary

The leaves are coming

Grasses’ birth canal

Roots in utero-cycling

Pushing from Earth’s womb

The morning birds sing

spring buds on empty branches

hope returns to me


Source Of All Blessings


You bless us with the first signs of spring.

Birds singing.

Greening trees and bushes and new life



I seem to look.


May I plant and nurture life


and every time

and in every way

I am able.


Thank you for the cycle of rebirth,


the cycle of birth, life, death

and birth again.*

*Thanks to Br. David Steindl-Rast for the inspiration and the format for this, from his wonderful book, 99 Blessings.


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