Seeds turn to summer

calendula

Seeds turn
to summer
in silence

despite
the harsh winds
despite the hard
rains

seeds turn
to summer
in silence

green shoots
thrust up through
the damp soil
into the open air
to feed on the light

out of the damp dark earth
sweet pea and nasturtium
marigold and sunflower
calendula and forget-me-not
every colour under the sun

seeds turn
to summer
in silence

the germ of life
the germ of love

all that was buried
will flower again

John Lyons

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