A Whisper of Spring


March, so the saying goes,

comes in like a lion,

out like a lamb.

But it was February that left


all in a rush of wind and rain

leaving deck chairs toppled,

branches snapped,

daffodils bowed,

twigs scattered across the lawn.

February was in a hurry

to leave,

and lamb-like,

March has tiptoed in

with silver-gray clouds,

a shy sun

and a spritz of bright yellow forsythia.

Winter has thinned,

and a full-bodied Spring is

peeping in,

seeping in,

reaching out

to hug the world with warmth.

Winter will have a few last words,

but Spring is whispering her arrival,

and I’m listening,


catching her scent,

feeling her breezy touch.

Hello, March.

– kh –


Nurture peace, cultivate kindness, and carry the calm.


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