The Spring Awakening!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The robins and seagulls have returned,

as the tulip shoots have sprung from the underground.

The days are getting longer , all of nature is

gradually wakening from its winter slumber.

The fly, much to slow on the windowsill

awakened to early, then put to rest for

good by the dog who digests this annoying flutter.

The air is different, the silence of the winter is

slowly being replaced by the song of birds.

As I lay basking in the sun of spring, absorbing

all the nuances of nature as they are becoming anew.

The raucous crying of a colony of gulls opens my eyes.

It’s hard to tell wether they are teasing or crying, laughing or dying.

I block the sun with my hand and look into the sky high above,

I witness the hawk patiently gliding round and round the colony with

wings spread out. The gulls going up and down, in and out, in all directions

as are their cries. The hawk well composed circles the colony with great patience and pose.

I revel in my embodiment, my newness, my oneness

with all that is around me, that is of me, below me,

and above me. I welcome the awakening!



© 2012 Louis J. Auslander


  1. Great post, Louie! It really sums up watching the seasons change after being bundled up for so long, even if this winter wasn’t as cold as it usually is 😉

    1. louiea says:

      A very mild winter it has been here in Chicago. It’s almost 80 degrees today and it is still officially winter. Thanks for your comments and I am glad you enjoyed it. I glanced at your blog earlier today you have some very interesting and informative writings. I look forward to reading more of them.

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