Christian Articles for All of your Publishing Needs!

Translate this Page Here




Word Count: 337

Send Article To Friend Print/Use Article

Contact Peter Menkin

Harmony of Seasons: Spring, a poem by Peter Menkin

by Peter Menkin  
2/28/2009 / Poetry

Once again it is Lent, and one can sense that Spring is near. So this poem that tells of the February rains. We do need the rains this year in Northern California (near San Francisco) where I live. It's been a dry season and every time it rains, as the weatherman says it will do tomorrow as a storm is coming, everyone is happy.

My apartment gets Eastern sunlight and through another window in this junior one bedroom I can see Westward towards the small mountain Tamalpias and get a look at the sunset: Morning sunrise, in the evening an idea of the sunset. What more can one ask of than such light.

This poem was written some years ago and appears on my blog, which since its creation and latest incarnation on Blogger, must go back well past 2008. (Ten or more years?) I'm adding these notes now this 2009, since I see no notes from when the poem was first posted.

The cat is taking a snooze, the new miniature roses on the deck are showing their flower, and at this time of day around 4:30 p.m. it feels like all's well.

This Lent I am reading "The Glenstal Book of Readings for the Seasons," also a small book by Morehouse that is serious titled, "Prayers for Penitents" by Jennifer M. Phillips. I go lightly with the book.

Spring is not so distant, Easter will be here.

Harmony of Seasons: Spring
by Peter Menkin

February rains descend,
weigh light upon the land

bringing sparkle, refreshment
needed this season.

The air is clear, lies close against
the season's turn towards Spring

as sense and signs awaken
the sleeper in me: Arise.

I must yield to the rhythm of earth.
Open my heart to mercy for others.

This rain refreshes and aids the call to live;

be swift, my mind,
to gain the harmony of good weather,
a gift for us, this returning and renewal.

Audio reading of the poem by the poet is here:

Peter Menkin, an aspiring poet, lives in Mill Valley, CA USA where he writes poetry. He is an Oblate of Immaculate Heart Hermitage, Big Sur, CA and that means he is a Camaldoli Benedictine. He is 64 years of age as of 2010.

Copyright Peter Menkin

Article Source: WRITERS

If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! Click here and TRUST JESUS NOW

Read more articles by Peter Menkin

Like reading Christian Articles? Check out some more options. Read articles in Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or our highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Or enter a keyword for a topic in the search box to search our articles.

User Comments

Enter comments below. Due to spam, all hyperlinks posted in the comments are now immediately disabled by our system.

Please type the following word below:

Not readable? Change text.

The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of

Hire a Christian Writer, Christian Writer Wanted, Christian Writer Needed, Christian Content Needed, Find a Christian Editor, Hire a Christian Editor, Christian Editor, Find a Christian Writer

Main FaithWriters Site | Acceptable Use Policy

By using this site you agree to our Acceptable Use Policy .

© All rights reserved. Free Reprint Articles - Your place for Christian articles, Christian poems, Christian stories and much more.