Sunday, January 25, 2009

Spring Comes in the Night



As sunlight throbs in frozen ground
Climbs celestial houses bound
Awaken the roots when love was new
Trickling in darkness as springtime grew


(Warm stirrings will be coming soon.
Are you ready? Listen as you sleep.)

20 comments:

paisley said...

i just noticed the buds on the tulip tree out my window yesterday... and all i could think of was it isn't even february,, how i hope she hasn't been tricked into budding early by this mild warm weather we have had all winter......

strugglingwriter said...

Let's hope the warmth gets here soon. We did have a day in the 40s in the middle of the state here on Friday. I haven't seen any buds yet, but everything is still covered with snow!

Paul

Jaye Wells said...

Spring seriously can not get here fast enough. Here's hoping that groundhog goes along with this plan.

Sarah Hina said...

I'm ready. It's good to know that those roots still remember how to bloom. When viewed like that, winter can be a time of great potential and build.

An amazingly clear picture, too! Lovely definition. That bark looks like winter skin. :)

Catvibe said...

Lovely.

Charles Gramlich said...

The plants and animals down here don't know what to do. I've seen birds building nests already even though we are likely to have some more cold weather ahead.

Lena said...

spring is nowhere seen here yet, but your lines made it somehow a bit closer.
Beautiful :)

Aine said...

I can't wait for those roots to awaken!!

Come to me, sunshine...
:)

K.Lawson Gilbert said...

Well, we are nearly finished with January, so yeah - spring's not too far away...(we can tell ourselves, anyway)!

"Trickling in darkness" - I like that. Great photo and companion piece.

Karen said...

...sunlight throbs in frozen ground

I love that line!

Let's hope for an awakening soon.

McKoala said...

It's January! Don't rush it! Spring for you means autumn for us down under and we'd rather keep the sun for a little longer, thanks.

jason evans said...

Paisley, yeah, tell that tree not to jump the gun! It's nice to see things on the move, though.

Paul, it's been pretty cold here too. But it doesn't hurt to turn our thoughts to warmer things.

Jaye, no shadow, no shadow, no shadow! (I got that right, right??) Yeah, let's start getting the mojo flowing.

Sarah, I do believe that. The coldest, most frozen times can have secret movement and growth.

Catvibe, thanks. :)

Charles, yikes, those birds better take a cold shower. I wouldn't want to be hatching now.

Lena, how cold does it get? I hope you're finding a warm corner and a good book.

Aine, soon the peepers will be peeping. :)

Kaye, okay, you got me. I'm being a little optimistic here. But the sun has turned a corner. We should too.

Karen, thank you. :) I'm with you on that wish for awakening.

McKoala, you know, I always feel like putting a northern hemisphere disclaimer on posts like this. :) Just know that I do consider the opposite turn of things down there. I think about how important location can be.

Jennifer said...

Okay, are you sure it's coming??Because it's freezing here and we are knee deep in snow and getting more tomorrow. Some warm stirrings would be so welcome!

Seriously, this was beautiful and hopeful in a gentle, knowing way. Loved it!

CLAY said...

I like your style--reminds me of a meal that's just enough to fill you, but not stuff you. Graceful work sir.

Ever Yours,
Clayrn Darrow
M.IV

Meghan said...

Wonderful.

Vesper said...

Beautiful words and pic...

I'm listening hard, but I'm afraid it's difficult to hear anything from underneath this much snow - except for the music of my hopes...

Aniket Thakkar said...

Well we have been enjoying spring for over a month now... Went to a nearby hill-station with friends over the weekend to have a much needed break in the wild! Stopping a while to feel the nature is enchanting!

jason evans said...

Jennifer, okay, so the weather now set us back. But the flakes can't drown out our dreams! Right? RIGHT???

Clay, thank you very much! Much appreciated.

Meghan, thanks. :)

Vesper, I think of you up there in the serious cold. Keep warm! At least it's getting brighter.

Aniket, sounds wonderful! I hope everyone enjoyed the retreat.

Barbara Martin said...

I'm not expecting spring until at least mid-March, when it usually arrives. The photo is perfect for the beginnings of milder weather.

jason evans said...

Barbara, just trying to rush it along. :)