An Ode to Spring
As I stand here, eyes closed
My senses are awakened by
the symphony of beauty you have created.
I welcome you, oh wonderful spring.
Your tantalizing scents play with my mind,
Your exquisite sounds tickle my ears
and take away my fears,
if only for a moment.
My eyes, now open,
eat the luscious art you have painted on nature’s canvas.
I want to dance, prance, cleanse
my soul from the darkness of winter,
and wash my body from the frozen stillness
I was imprisoned in.
Your strength gives me will, want and need
To discover, to explore.
I want you to undress me, to open what has been locked,
make me spread, naked and willing.
Your freedom will be my sanity,
if you can run free, so can I.
On dewy meadows I want to chase your beauty and youth,
move with your winds and get carried into the lands your art promises.
On the shores I shall stand, to witness your strength in the storms,
under blooming trees I will sit to hide from the shower
of petals and rain that you have summoned to give birth to another year.
I welcome you, oh spring, into my soul, and onto my body.
Your invisible hands dancing on my skin,
making me want to undress right here, so I can feel your everything,
your strength, your divinity, your playfulness.
I want to be your servant,
to follow you into forests, onto fields,
dive deep into the waters and fly high over the mountains.
Oh spring, take me with you on this journey that has just begun,
open my mind, give me wings and help me undress,
and get rid off these heavy cloaks filled with dreams past, and futures feared.