While I'm not cool enough to know how to forage for greens yet, I'm pretty proud of those lettuce greens sprouting. This winter has also seemed especially long for us and so the first green of spring was much cheered!
I love this poem's hints of resurrection--" we and the world / are alive again today, and this is the world's birthday" and, perhaps, life-after-death-- " this green, this life, / harbinger of things to come." I thought the poem appropriate for the day we celebrate the Resurrection, not just in Easter Season, but every Sunday of the year! Hope you were able to enjoy the sweet first green of spring this Lord's Day!
The First Green of Springhttp://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php?date=2001/04/09
by David Budbill
Out walking in the swamp picking cowslip, marsh and marigold,
this sweet first green of spring. Now sautéed in a pan melting
to a deeper green than ever they were alive, this green, this life,
harbinger of things to come. Now we sit at the table munching
on this message from the dawn which says we and the world
are alive again today, and this is the world's birthday. And
even though we know we are growing old, we are dying, we
will never be young again, we also know we're still right here
now, today, and, my oh my! don't these greens taste good.
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