When robins return to my backyard come May
Bright bulbous dandelions show their pretty heads,
Fawns from last summer's rutting forage each day
Between the open grassy fields and my rustic sheds.
Mother Nature awakens from winter's hibernation
Sugar maples and pin oaks leaf out in grand display
Young gray squirrels chatter in mocked conversation,
Glancing furtively at feral felines while they play.
When Spring bursts forth in splendor, my soul sings
Flora and fauna restore faith and hope in my heart
Joy erupting inside me gushes forth and brings
The promise of new life, a fresh uncluttered start.
No other season arouses within me stronger emotion,
Or evokes in me such a lingering, lifelong devotion.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021