The earth is breathing out,
taking her time.
Daily, the signs of a changing season are perceptible.
More light than dark in the day,
spring flowers appear overnight
violets in the hedgerows
daffodils on the roadsides
and the sharp scent of wild garlic
on the riverbank.
The wind has a softness instead of a bite.
On this light evening
there is a sense of calm
a sense of opening out,
awakening from slumber and hibernation.
The distant chiming church bells
call forth the awakening.
As the earth slowly breathes out,
we are expanding and growing also.
© 17 Apr 2013