The Stalwart Face Of Spring
There in that stock-piled mass of wood,
A Blackbird roosts, protecting her growing brood,
Patiently she faces springtime chills,
The cold damp air, that ruffles all her frills.
Such perseverance takes my breath away,
Would melt the heart, as if were made of clay,
Such joy to think that in each brand new morn,
She sits up on the nest to keep them warm.
I never cease to wonder with delight,
At nature’s own inimitable fight,
Driven by genes, and too the sands of time,
Evolutionary paths, forever upward climb.
Now God is never nearer to me than this,
Unfolding the wonder, and the bliss,
In my garden dramas must to be won,
Life own cycles end, and new life has begun.
Born on Feb. 27, 1940 in Barkingside, Essex, England, Yvonne Sparkes, immigrated to New York in April, 1948 with her parents. She now resides in Chelmsford, Essex and has two sons. She has a book published by Cyberwit called Captured Images. A writer for many years, Yvonne has been published in Israel, Germany, France, Australia, America, and Britain. She has read her poetry in public at Church and Knockout Competitions. Her hobbies are travel, the arts, reading, hiking, taking her Scottish Terrier for walks, and spending time with family and friends.