Beginning and Ending

Though it may be another month before we see flowers…we know it's coming.

Though it may be another month before we see flowers…we know it’s coming.

The wind is roaring in the night;
ice-laden branches tremble.
Try to remember the beauty of the snow,
its existence is fleeting, though long and nearly over.
Under its blanket, the earth is stirring —
can you feel the seeds beginning to quiver?
Cells itching to divide,
roots stretching, testing their strength,
though the soil is still frozen and unmoving.
Do you smell the meltwater
as the icicles crash their rippled spears to the ground?
They form again, smaller;
Winter does not give up its rule easily,
But the wind is from the south,
And the sun is stronger.

These huge reminders of the cold fell from the roof today. The days are mild enough to avoid wearing a coat for a quick trip to the store. The snow is turning to slush, though there is ice underneath. All signs are good...

These huge reminders of the cold fell from the roof today. The days are mild enough to avoid wearing a coat for a quick trip to the store. The snow is turning to slush, though there is ice underneath. All signs are good…

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