Celebrating 50 Years of Earth Day: “The Wonder of Spring,” by Jane Resides

This April we are filling the EasternPennPoints blog with art and poetry in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

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The Wonder  of Spring

by Jane Resides

Ten thousand years, and many more,
Since mountains raised their heads.
Yet every spring they burst alive,
As if they’re newly bred.

Rain trickling, over roots and rocks,
Follows paths remembered well.
Across cliffs and roads the water flows,
To streambeds far below.

Fish leave their bottom sediment homes,
To splash with lively tails.
Green grasses grow, fragrant blossoms bloom
Nature’s cycle has begun once more.

 


Growing up, Jane Resides’s vacations were spent in the woods she loved. So it’s not surprising that she and her husband built a log cabin the pioneer way—no power, no nails. Since graduating college in her fifties, she has been writing poems, short stories, picture books, and articles, and participating in the same critique group for over 15 years.

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