Friday, February 18, 2011


I hold tightly to my winter dreams-
For just beyond the hill is Spring.
And where once the sky let darkness in,
the smiling sun shall shine again.
Where once I lived in deep despair-
New hope will spring eternal there.

Spring is a promise made to come true.
It comes for me.
It comes for you.

I hold tightly to my memories
That once traveled on an April breeze-
And soon the sky portrays the moon,
reminiscent of some lost perfume.
Where once no joy or grass would grow-
Now laughing hearts will overflow.
I hear Spring beyond the distant hill.
Spring shall come. 

It must. 

It will.

I hold tightly to the days to come-
As they greet me warmly, one by one.
The flowers soon, with petals fair
Sing fragrant songs into the air-
Where once was snow and cold and rain- 
Spring comes to chase away such pain.

My troubled heart will soon be still-
Because Spring will fade away the chill.

So, hold tightly to your winter dreams-
For just beyond the hill is Spring
It taps upon my window sill-
It's coming soon. 

It must. 

It will. 


GAIL said...

I am waiting for spring to arrive at any moment. But I have enjoyed the winter here in our new town. Every day is a new experience here and I am enjoying it all.
Thanks for a thoughtful post.
Hugs, Gail

Tracy said...

I love it and hop on over to my blog and you'll be able to capture signs of spring; really...not made up. It was 78 here in NC and my son and I went on a bike ride and caught our own glimpses :) it was lovely!

Arlee Bird said...

This sang to me--it is a beautiful paean to hope and optimism.

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Margaret Hall said...

Oh, its Saturday morning..and so very glad to get to read another introspective write from your pen..Missed it yesterday, but held out hope that there would be one on the blog..
This is lovely as always, my friend, as you bring the thoughts out for all of us to enjoy..
It must, will


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Diann said...

Hi Rae!

this was lovely. I am starting to get a major "Spring Fever" going on. So, this touched me! Have a wonderful day!

sisterlinda said...

I will be happy when I can shout "TGIS"! (Thank God It's Spring!) I look forward to this more than any Friday.