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This life…

March 14, 2007


The First Green of Spring
David Budbill

Out walking in the swamp picking cowslip, marsh marigold,
this sweet first green of spring. Now sautéed in a pan melting
to a deeper green than they were alive, this green, this life,

harbinger of things to come. Now we sit at the table munching

on this message from the dawn which says we and the world
are alive again today, and this is the world’s birthday. And

even though we know we are growing old, we are dying, we
will never be young again, we also know we’re still right here
now, today, and, my oh my! don’t these greens taste good.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Ted Gossard permalink
    March 24, 2007 11:12 pm

    Brian, This makes me all the more anxious to get my first digital camera. I want to take it up as a new hobby. Beautiful photos of God’s good, great earth!

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