The beautiful yard,
The blooming garden of flowering light
Lilies and daisies growing
Growing up through the ground
In full bloom they inspire joy
Hope and energy seem to spring up with each bloom.
Smells of Spring fade to musk
Smells of healthy soil and thriving plants
Scents of insemination; plants into earth
Warmth is lifted day by day
Chaotic, comforting smells waft through the air
The earth is blessed by products of growth;
Thanks are given by the aromas of hibernation.
Leaves fade, fall, and blend to the earth
Greens turn to red, yellow, brown
Leaves look aflame
Fresh and new turns to fragments usable to the earth
As Spring fades to Autumn and the colors turn,
Light and energy begin to soften earlier
The whole world begins to tire and dim
As darkness comes early and lingers late.
Snow often doesn’t fall to take over for Autumn
But flakes cover the earth and turn to mounds
To protect the insemination and aid plants turning to earth
White upon white; crisp and cold
The snow and cold of winter form a barrier
A protection enfolds the resting life of the earth
Earth rests in the perfection of winter and snow
Spirits rest in the frost and isolation of wintery weather
Cold upon cold. Dark upon dark. Deep upon deep.
Is there life left, or is the spirit of the earth forever frozen?
Does existence remain in the depths of the results of winter?
It appears the answer is naught
Yet hope stirs in the heart; the spirit yearns and prays
Hope for Spring reigns above the cold of the snow
Hope for growth reigns above the hibernation and appearance of death
Hope for survival outreaches the grasp of death.