January 31 2013
Rev. Rosemary C. Hyde, Ph.D.
Only January – but there they are,
The rounded symmetry of green leaves poking through the winter brown,
Thinking it’s time for spring …
It’s interesting. Once they’ve committed to their vision
They don’t go back into the ground.
They don’t say “Oops” – too early! Never mind!
From the heart of each green tuft struggles forth a fluff of curly pink and purple petals,
Burned brown along the edges by the cold.
As days go on, they grow; they find a way; they seem to thrive.
I check them daily, filled with admiration.
Each one proclaims, “I AM a miracle”….
My heart warms with love and gratefulness to know the Truth
Of them and me and all that is.