Winter seemed reluctant to release its hold
as the Earth yearned to welcome Spring.
The sun’s rays massaged the ground and the trees.
A warm breeze whispered,
playfully tickling the branches on its journey.
The smell of wet soil rose to greet the morning
as the familiar songs of new life began to play
their symphony of rebirth.
For just a moment, I was an instrument in that orchestra.
The sun kissed my cheek,
as happy to see me as I was to feel its warm embrace.
I was comforted by its nurturing essence.
But Mother Nature’s heart is frozen,
her resolve, stoic.
Her icy talons hold Spring hostage in their death grip,
encasing it in a cold and lifeless womb.
The new blanket of snow
wrapped so tightly, ceasing the flow of life,
suffocating the season.
But at the core of her being, she is a mother.
Her heart will fill with a need
to birth this new life,
to nurture it and watch it grow.
She will proudly watch Spring take those first steps
and her heart will warm once again.
Written for the Speakeasy at Yeah Write. I was more inspired by this prompt this morning after waking up to 8 cm of fresh snow!! We were SO close to it all being gone.
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