Monthly Archives: April 2021

Spring’s Promise

Spring Tulips

Spring Tulips

Spring’s Promise

Tonight I hear some sounds

after waking from a reverie.

Is it my neighbors’ voices

talking across their yards,

or the call of geese arriving

from the South for a stopover

to sleep before the journey North?

No matter, spring will not relent

in its steady stride forward,

despite our petty protests.

It is not concerned with

our measures or mortalities –

spring keeps it own promises

and will , after all, prevail.

Lainie Senechal