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SOME PLEASANT THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PROMISE OF SPRING…

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Of course I’m not counting, but in just two weeks and five days, we will witness the end of winter and the beginning of warmer, more comfortable spring weather. I know it won’t get warm all of a sudden, but there will be a break in the brutal cold and endless snow (I hope), and WE WILL experience the promise of warmer temperatures and fun things to look forward to.

I hope the following poem will elevate your mood and bring a smile to your face. After all, the hope of Spring is all around us. Before you know it, a crocus will pop up right in front of your eyes!

“Wintertime” will show a gradual transition from Winter to Spring.

“Wintertime”

The mountains are lightly topped
With mounds of soft-packed snow.
The country mood’s relaxing,
Its tempo soft and slow.

The fresh air brings much joy
And purifies the soul
It makes us feel so vibrant,
Strong, alive and truly whole.

Winter sports are fun, you know,
Tobogganing and skiing, too.
The active life is thrilling
And really good for you.

Bears recede to caves,
And the lions left are few.
They’re all in hibernation.
They have gone away from view.

Snowstorms are very few now.
It isn’t quite so cold.
Winter’s getting ready
To pack her ice and fold.

The days are getting longer,
A minute every day.
Yes, my friends, it’s true
That Spring is on her way.

“The Sunlight’s Here For One More Minute”

In Winter a reminder
Comes to us at end of day.
It arrives each day at sunset
In a sweet but subtle way.

For the sunlight’s here for one more minute,
Yes, one more minute every day.
Until Spring has cast her glorious splendor,
And Summer’s on her way.

And even when it’s snowing
With piles six feet high,
There’s no reason for despairing
Or even uttering a sigh.

For the sunlight’s here for one more minute.
Yes, one more minute every day
Until Spring has cast her glorious splendor
And Summer’s on her way.

Although it’s normal to feel lonely
When it’s cold, and leaves are off the trees,
And the temperature is falling
To depths where the earth is in deep freeze.

For the sunlight’s here for one more minute,
One more minute every day,
Until Spring has cast her glorious splendor,
And Summer’s on her way.

So, my friends, keep strong and faithful.
Believe in God’s great universal plan.
Know the cold, long nights are getting shorter,
And in time, you’ll even sport a natural tan.

For the sunlight’s here for one more minute
Yes, one more minute every day
Until Spring has cast her glorious splendor,
And Summer’s on her way.

From “Poems of Joy and Praise to God,” 2007, Red Lead Press

I hope you enjoyed the poems. Until the next post,

Cheryl