Poems, Seasons

The Task of Spring …

In the spring, it is my job to envision fruitfulness
and commit to it. It is my task to breathe in the air
and perceive the earth and ripe, vulnerable seed,
to grasp the possibility.
In spring my work is to imagine
and to dig and dig and feel and listen and smell and taste.
It is time to learn my desires and put them to work.
Spring is the time to test my strength and stretch my thoughts,
To raise my arms, open my heart
invite sunlight, wind, downpour, silence, night
to participate, then, in the world waking up.
— Vinita Hampton Wright author of  Days of Deepening Friendship