(Every Winter Ends With Spring- my digital music composition)
Once again the Seasons change.
Winter’s white shroud weighs heavy
on dead leaves and frozen flowers
buried in Canada’s vast land of ice and snow.
Yet Spring comes early to where I live.
Today, Victoria and I walk leisurely
among visiting crowds so eager to see
her scattered rainbows of flowers,
rain-jewelled shrubs, ever-festive holly,
towering guard trees, favoured paths,
and wave-kissed coastal shores.
Everywhere we look, there are cameras
opening their eyes wide
to view the feasts of visual splendour.
I stroll along lush green grass
and watch in silence and wonder
as Victoria smiles with gracious poses.
Queen with a flower-gemmed crown,
this Spirit of Spring, my companion,
walks leisurely with me.
Victoria, B.C. December, 2010
May your Spirit shine brightly, Shelley