ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER
The morning sun rises earlier these days.
Allowing each day to grow longer as spring shows signs of emerging.
Cracks in the ice indicate a new season,
Open water releases its frozen hold,
Giving way to refreshment for those who have thirsted for a long time.
It seems an eternity as we wander through a blanket of snow,
When days last for only a few short hours.
With the longer days, we will see new life reborn,
A resurrection of death into eternal life.
Little sprouts of green and sweet sap oozing from maple trees,
All signs of a new day,
A new week and month,
Taking us into the warmth of summer days,
Refreshing us from our long hibernation,
Delighting us with fresh, clean air and
The hope of meeting together again.