April 17, 2010

Ode to Spring

Thank you spring
for all these things:

planting seeds
walking barefoot
so many smiles on a beautiful day
tiny new leaves
every door and window in my house open
pussy willows
rhubarb pie
the smell and feel of line-dried sheets
renegade flowers in my lawn
tree frogs
driving with the windows down
the sound of birds after the silence
of winter
calves and colts and lambs
warm, misty rains to sit in
more and more color until the world is
green green green