Spring Hopes Eternal –by Jinny Batterson
It was a rough winter–
Seesawing temperatures, sniffles, scandals
Bluster and traded insults
masquerading as diplomacy.
Yet spring again comes:
Dandelions, daffodils do their duty, even in snow,
As sun-colored harbingers of later blossoms.
Local ponds welcome migrating flocks;
The woods are awash in birdsong.
The soul stirs, throwing off its
What new creation will we grow
now that spring has come again?