ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER©
We will see the thermometer rise to 60 degrees today, but can expect snow by midweek. In Minnesota, the winter takes its time leaving. In spite of it, we celebrate the first day of spring with a bang.
Remnants of a frozen past, dangling branches kissed at last,
Dreams of respite from the cold, thoughts of ever growing old,
Sapped of life and wanting more, grasping for that final door,
Then when all seems lost and done, Heaven opens with the sun,
Warmer days and star filled nights, lift you to new glorious heights,
Earth gives way to life anew, fresh, green buds are breaking through,
Smells of earth and wind and rain, dance within your tired brain.
Washing clean the pangs of death, giving you new life – new breath,
Then comes summer blazing hot, scorching, searing afterthought,
Lazy days of contemplation, dawdling in God’s sweet creation,
Thoughts of everlasting peace, mingled with a temperate breeze,
Then the earth begins to dry, things give up and start to die,
Even then the beauty springs, colors burst and heaven sings,
The final act, the seasons done, nothing is new under the sun,