A POEM TO WELCOME SPRING

Taken from the book I AM THE SEED THT GREW THE TREE, published by Nosy Crow









Think of it


The first shudder of damp

That somehow signalled

All was ready


Then

In the deep inside of earth

In the muted underneath of winter

Spring began


Not with a sudden trumpet of green

or a sky of confetti blossoms

But with a seed

Small, pale and barely breathing


It lay quietly

Waiting for the lavender clouds

That carry the first warm rains


Then

For some reason as ancient and

Everyday as the sun itself


The seed cracked

Split and softly burst into

A faint tendril

A root a sprout

A thin whisp of growing thing


And

With no thought of stopping

It pushed through the

Dark soil with the force of

A billion winter winds

Until it


Pierced the crust of the outside and

split the frozen armor of earth


Which has held Spring safe

Since time began.


by Zaro Weil


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