Joy Springs Forth
by Alice B. Clagett

Springtime in the mountains,
     and my heart
     charts a fragrant course
     through ceanothus seas.

The afternoon sun
     sings soft green dreams,
     and mountain slumbers.

Grey ghost
     of yesterday’s white fire,
     yucca exclaims upon the mountain
     “I am I!”

-- a gift of love,
    Santa Monica Mountains
    18 December 2004


from "The Chalice and the Crucible"   Site home page: 2U3D


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