By Margaret Harms
To me, every hour of the day and night is an
unspeakably perfect miracle. (Walt Whitman)
Today I anticipate Spring. Although it is mid April, there is still snow everywhere, but I anticipate a change. I anticipate warmer days, refreshing rains, and digging my bare toes into lush green grass. I anticipate the sounds of Spring, the melodious songs of returning birds, croaking frogs, and honking geese as they fly overhead in their V-shaped formation.
I anticipate the delight of children everywhere as they race to pick the bright yellow blossoms of the infamous dandelion along roadsides, in ditches, and ymes, growing prolifically on our lawns. How well I remember the joy with which my students presented me with bountiful bouquets of dandelions gathered from the schoolyard. By the end of the school day the flowers were closed and wilted but the love in the offering remained in my heart.
I anticipate the planting of my vegetable and flower garden. It’s as if I can feel the rich soil run through my fingers even now. I anticipate the roar and hum of trucks, tractors, and other farm machinery as farmers prepare for spring seeding. (MH)
I anticipate the joy of a new season and so with the promise of renewed life, I wait.
© Margaret Harms 2016
Anticipate was originally published in “Creative Journey Five Minute Meditations for Transformation” Published by Heartspace Writing School.
Biography – Margaret Harms
Margaret Harms is a retired teacher. After retirement she has travelled to Burkina Faso, Africa, completed a Life Writing course at CMU, and has taken up painting. Margaret writes poetry, memories of her childhood, and stories of her family and her teaching experiences. Her passion is reading. Margaret and her husband live on a small acreage near Lowe Farm, Manitoba, Canada, where they enjoy gardening in summer. She lovingly tends her roses.