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