I've spent the last two days attending a training session on environment and water quality issues. The sessions were in Holland, and I made the hour-long drive back and forth on back roads, taking the scenic route.
On Monday morning, there was the barest hint of green on the trees. By yesterday afternoon, the various spring shades of green were just popping over the landscape! Spring was really unfolding as I drove along.
This . . . unfolding . . . sent me to New Collected Poems by Wendell Berry. This one seemed perfect for right now.
April Woods: Morning
Birth of color
out of night and the ground.
Luminous the gatherings
newly risen, green leaf,
in the sun, the dark
April is National Poetry Month. On Wednesdays throughout the month, I'll be sharing some of the poems I love. Thursday, April 27 is Poem in My Pocket day. Maybe you'll join me -- and share YOUR favorite poem that day.