Today, I HERALD
the coming of a long awaited Spring...
when thousands of thorny desert plants show
their fanciful frilly side.
It is that sorely needed...predictable, cyclical time of
soulful renewal and regeneration.
I herald its arrival...so near, so very near...
with a big smile in my heart...
and an artistic Muse whose pen is ready to dance.
Today, I also HONOR
the incredible life force of Renee...
whose loving and beautiful spirit at last flies free...
renewed and regenerated and shining,
blooming in vibrant yellow...
swooping raven like...here and there
in that glorious and sacred place...
where the only things that now circle her head
are starry nights and golden light.
I honor her life
with a big smile in my soul...
and bits of stardust in my sketchbook.
has written the promise of resurrection,
not in books alone,
but in every leaf in springtime.”