The Lion-Side of March

The Lion-Side of March

Kimberly Wolkens

Spring is just around the corner
March, they say, comes
“In like a lion; out like a lamb”
I like the lion-side of March
When snow will still float silently down to Earth
Covering the forest floor in a sparkling blanket
When the wind rattles the naked branches
And the night is still fairly long and quiet

It’s not that the lamb-side of March is bad
I love the warmth that sneaks in
And I look forward to the plants soon to grow
And of the songbirds who will soon return to me

But I do so love the romance of winter
Of cozy nights snuggling while the snow flies
The stillness of the world that wakes up covered in frost

The lion-side of March is a final farewell
To turn me away from the night
And to turn me toward the growing sun

May these words remind me to
Blanket my heart with warmth
Sparkle my words with light
And still my racing thoughts
As I embrace the awakening soon to come

Kimberly Wolkens

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