Lovely spring is here. I love the season as it brings days of blue sky and blooming flowers.
There have been spring seasons that I missed, holed up in a room lamenting about the past.
I do not take nature for granted today, and I urge you to walk a similar path.
This is christyb saying, Stop to savor the forms of nature around you.
Tulips and Daffodils
I walk and I see
More than red tulips, yellow
Daffodils and empty pieces of
Space; I fill in the corners with details.
I see seeds that fingers sprinkled
Beneath the top layer of soil,
I see the smile that joined in when the
Seeds became a planted life.
I see many people lack solid roots.
Ahead are whispers of clouds,
Pleading me to slow down and exhale
Before I laugh along with the wonder
That surrounds me.
There are layers to the earth beyond the visual line of sight.
I nod at the face of a woman on a bench,
A form as beautiful as the tulip I walked by
Two steps ago, and
I marvel at the steps I will take with time,
Time made of minutes of happy and days that
Extend like the clouds.
©2013 Christy Birmingham