When springtime comes and all is fresh and green
When all the wiles of winter have been seen.
When days lengthen and sunrise warms the earth,
When starts a new beginning, and a new rebirth.
When empty fields, now sown, will often produce,
When seagulls fly and to the earth will roost.
When seedlings greet the hope that fills my days,
When this one soul, will give to God the Praise.
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.