The First of Spring

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a flutter, a kiss

a hummingbird

singing to the breeze

it glides upon

 

a caress, a giggle,

skin coming alive

under what feels daily

like a brand new sun

 

a wink, a smile,

the sparkle in your eye

as you sprint and laugh,

awakening from deep slumber

 

a wish, a hope, a dream,

these are what emerge

along with the sprightly buds

heralding the first of spring. – TS

 

 

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The Forest of Bloom

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The day could be glowing
with smiles full of sunshine
 
Or there could be rain
Falling in torrents, like tears
 
Maybe it has just snowed
Blanketing the earth for rest
 
There could be a soft breeze
That turns to gales in the night
 
Fierce so nothing feels sure
And ground itself has come loose
 
There is always the forest within
So we close our eyes and go
 
Maybe we come to the tree fearful
Or maybe ready for her healing
 
Maybe we look at her with longing
Or maybe we have truly arrived
 
And see: even as day grows dark
even as storms growl and uproot
 
Still the once-ripe leaves will fall,
Still the tree will bloom again. – TS