April's bounce by coiled step to crystal pool,
collected clear and running cool
these mountain spirits
freed in each day's thaw.
Quenching thirst of months to come.
September trees release their leaves
to join the nuts and seeds
Autumn's garden harvest
collect in baskets grateful hold
the heart of love's projection.
We are protected now.
Many meanings—Spring and Fall
light the solid state of Winter
and Summer's sweet recall
of heat and flavor—
year's end, midyear.
Even snowmen cheer.
Saturday, December 10, 2005
Even Snowmen Cheer
Today's gifts measure yesterday's gratitude. I love the seasons of this planet. To me they are four ways of God's love.