why must winter come? (a poem)

why must winter come? it’s fall and yet i walk about the yard in shorts, constantly aware of the heat.  cool enough.  gorgeous leaves, made of reds, yellows, browns chewed into smaller pieces, set aside for the spring.  the grass is still green and growing, fighting.   for it has something more to show for itself.  as…

[Lenton Series] Winter Slowly Recedes (A poem)

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…