THE winter days were long

I was feeling really low

I longed for warmer air

And the sun to make me glow.

Then suddenly it came

Like a spirit in the night

Spring had sprung its magic

And now my world looked bright.

Looking from my garden

I saw a cloudless sky

The sun warmed my body

I waved my blues goodbye.

A blackbird on the apple tree

Announced it with his song

And all around I found the clues

That proved he wasn't wrong.

There was a bud, a shoot, a flower

All anxious to appear

I was so overcome

I shed a little tear.

And so I stood in reverence

I said a little prayer

And thanked God my creator

For the beauty everywhere.

Wendy Lynne Bryan

Lundy Park