Seasons of the Heart 3

two swallows
dip and soar
making a summer

the yellow gorse
making the sky
more blue

the whole sky and more
reflected in each raindrop
hanging from that branch

statue of Christ, the sun
behind his head –
butterfly opens its wings

puffed-up cloud
the swan’s feathers ruffled
white sails on the lake


By: Alan Spence

From: Seasons of the Heart Published