Persistence (sonnet)

Music of snowfall’s the quietest melody heard
On nights when no sound escapes, silence in darkness assured.
Hushed by the susurrus gently embracing the ground,
Refrain from speaking–just listen to quiet’s own sound.
Echoing snowfall, the near-silent work beneath snow
Of earthworms continues insensible to what gales blow,
In Spring they’ll resurface and hatch a whole new generation
To work in the garden, creating the soil’s aeration.
Seeds that fell to the ground last Autumn, nearly invisible,
Will use the worms’ Winter work when they crack open, divisible.
Snow will melt then just as silently as it falls now,
Rendering new life from protection it once allowed.
New life rolls ahead, some silent, some brought in with thunder;
Seen or unseen, life’s persistence is always a wonder.


About janemwoodman

Singer, writer, restaurant reviewer, urban farmer, devoted lover of my husband....old and getting happier all the time.
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