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

Life.

Joanne Selden

Oak Park

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