To goslingsby Ivan M. Granger
Original Language English
just hatched, all the world
is a spring day
/ Image by Jlhopgood /
Today is my birthday. To paraphrase Dylan Thomas, it is my fiftieth year to heaven. Or, as I said on Facebook, I am now halfway to my first century.
I thought I'd celebrate by sharing this poem of new life and fresh vision with you today. (And thank you to Kris H. for suggesting it!)
I wrote this poem a few years back while on a walk by a local lake during a golden spring day. The Canadian geese were out, gliding through the water or on shore cropping at the grasses. Several paraded their new families of goslings. I watched these little ones, new arrivals to the world, with their fuzzy yellow feathers halloed by the sun. Such a pure moment of new life. I was reminded that that same life is in me too, and in everyone.
Have a beautiful day!