Longing for Spring

Can I sing Spring in?
Use this soft rain for a rhythm,
the snow it melts as harmony?
Make the beautiful mud my continuo?

Each drop knocks at the doors
of a thousand thousand earthworms,
whispering its damp alarm to life
to return to breathe the sweet air.

Upstairs under warm lights
seeds crack and grow fast,
lingering under soil for a moment
to be suddenly shocked to life.

Under real rain bulbs swell
rhizomes birth strengths of stems
spear greens toward the sky
they all know longs for them.

In such a little while
we will all sing and zing
together again aboveground
one song on all our breath.


About janemwoodman

Singer, writer, restaurant reviewer, urban farmer, devoted lover of my husband....old and getting happier all the time.
This entry was posted in Free verse, Gardening, Gardening, Usually Organic, Patience, Poetry, Songs, Spring, Winter. Bookmark the permalink.

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