This April we are filling the EasternPennPoints blog with art and poetry in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
by Jane Resides
How nice of God to give us flowers,
And quench their thirst with April showers.
To give their gardeners hoe and rake,
And sturdy wood for them to stake.
To set the sun above them so
Warm rays can help the flowers grow.
Oh, spring—it makes the young birds sing.
It causes bees to take to wing.
Can heaven be that far away?
I wish that spring would come and stay.
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.