There’s no controlling the unfolding
Of leaves on the trees.
The magnolia is in bloom.
And children are an astounding year older
And radically changed.
Spring is starting and the life force
Responds to the sun
As do we: Our hearts are lifted
As we lift our faces to feel those rays.
The plants have an inner wisdom:
They know just what to do
To make their leaves and flowers.
We can only admire and enjoy