Restorative Hope: A Spring Poem

Restorative Hope                 by Jim Landwehr


At Easter, it begins.

From there

it creeps in slowly,


one dawn at a time

and melts the snow,

awakens the earth

from its winter’s rest,

showers the fields

deeded to us by God

with the rains of promise,

warmth and hope


New life.


Its restoration comes dressed

wearing tulips, lilacs,

buds and blossoms

and its long shadows

stretch toward

the heat of summer.


Oh, my God

I do love Spring!


When brown gives way to green

despondent grey skies shift to azure.

When songbirds whistle and tweet

their joy in pursuit of love

and Bob Uecker shouts to winter,

"Get up, get up, get outtahere