WINTER SLOWLY RECEDES
by Melody Harrison Hanson, March 8, 2010
As winter slowly recedes
And sunshine makes certain promises,
I find myself wistful which is improbable, to be sure.
I am grateful for a long cold hibernation.
For the unlikely beauty of the frosty, brisk days.
The blue, icy nights that were endured.
I reflect on what didn’t come.
The monster, the unwelcome and frequent enemy.
I did- not- sink. I did- not- fall- down. I did- not, oh no!
Yes, I have returned to spring
enduring, resolute and full.
Even so, I am
More and more dependent on the One that came.
Who lost everything.
Who went to the dark, cold and frightening places
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