From: Mar 2010 issue -Mature Living Magazine
In calendar springtime
I long to breathe deeply
Of air warmed by sunshine,
Free of frost and fog and salt.
I search among the fallen leaves,
Not yet removed by winter squalls,
For emerald shoots---a pledge
Of pleasure yet to come.
I spirit myself to other lands,
Dreaming of what will soon be,
Basking on beaches, walking the shores,
Hiking through verdant woods.
Thank you, Lord, for what we know
Will surely dawn upon us as before,
The long-awaited, longed for day---
The inevitability of spring.
by Betty Rosian