What has been closed and tight is opening,
What has been cold is warming.
What has been still is moving at last.
Life stirs again in freshness and hope.
Green grows to replace what is brown and brittle.
Hard turns soft,
Dark grows lighter
Days lengthen, and harsh wintery wind blows
More gently now as spring’s warm breath.
Let our minds grasp this miracle of newness and growth
From the crusty remains of another season;
Let our hearts respond in love,
opening to unexpected possibilities….
Words and Photos by Woodland Gnome, 2014