Thursday, March 20, 2008

Thoughts at the Vernal Equinox


The trees are still
upside down
waving their
root-like branches
at the sky
naked and unashamed
asking for blessings
and ripe new buds.

Once they were
in the dark soil
of earth
they, like we ~
reach up
to the heavens
for grace

to endure
another season
another flood
another drought
another reason
to keep growing ~

releasing their gifts
of shelter and peace
the Sun God's return
welcoming golden rays
light-filled blossoms
and children's smiles

willing to die again
come autumn's blaze
and so ~
life continues.

Joanne Cucinello


  1. haunting photo... beautiful poem.

  2. Hi Joanne!

    I just found your site today. I have to say I have really enjoyed reading your poetry, and hope you keep it coming.

    Also, I've "stumbled" you so that we can get you exposed to a wider audience.

    Thanks for a great blog!

  3. Thank you, kabelle. I'm touched that this poem spoke to you.

    I went on your blog and I can see it's filled with so many thoughts and insights on spirituality. i know I'll love reading everything! I will spend some time with it this week.
    You've done an amazing job.

  4. Thank you so much for your kind comments, Bob.
    I'll check out your blog again and return a stumble.


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