April 3, 2020
Photo by Krasimira Banova

Hello Spring
A poem by Mark S. Peel

One year since our paths have crossed
Since the last of the flurries, the sting of the frost
Surrendered to the warmth of the sun,
The fresh smell of earth, the birds that hum
Welcome, welcome

Take your proper control of all things natural
Everything vertical, all that is lateral
Proceed to work the cycle that renews
That promises rebirth, that produces grand views
Thank you, thank you
Time is short not to be needlessly delayed 
The imperative of design cannot be mislaid
So the heat of summer is put to good use
Averting a timed season from unnatural abuse
Hurry, hurry

To submit your own photo or poem, email Assistant Library Director Brittany Taylor at btaylor@clamsnet.org