Despite the fact that there’s a fresh inch of snow on the ground here, my spirits for Spring Equinox aren’t dampened a bit. There’s more light, the birds are starting their respective parties, and plants buried beneath the cold earth are waking up.

To honor this momentous occasion (I’ve been effing sick of winter since, oh, probably December), I’ve written a poem.

Spring approaches;
I can feel the air drawing away north
I can smell the quiet stirrings beneath the soil.
Spring approaches;
I can hear it in the blackbirds claiming cattails
And the juncos singing for sex.
Spring approaches.
We quicken, towards the sun, maybe without noticing
And a fawn stumbles to her feet for the first time.
Spring approaches.

Wishing you an Equinox filled with promise, hope, and sunshine! :)


Posted on March 20, 2011, in Naturalist Notebook and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on HAPPY SPRING EQUINOX!.

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